Sedona Continues Call for Cooperation

By Jennifer H. Rearden and Farrah Pepper
New York Law Journal
October 29, 2009

It turns out that Jean-Paul Sartre’s famous pronouncement that "hell is other people" was overly broad.  Other people per se are not the problem, but rather other lawyers — and uncooperative ones at that.  A federal judge in the late 1980s confirmed as much, as a recent e-discovery opinion reminds us:  "If there is a hell to which disputatious, uncivil, vituperative lawyers go, let it be one in which the damned are eternally locked in discovery disputes with other lawyers of equally repugnant attributes."[FOOTNOTE 1]

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