Archive: June 22, 2017

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Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project Underway in AZ and IL Federal Courts

Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project Underway in AZ and IL Federal Courts

A three-year pilot project studying “whether requiring parties in civil cases to respond to a series of standard discovery requests before undertaking other discovery will reduce the cost and delay of civil litigation” is now underway in the District of Arizona and the Northern District of Illinois.  All civil cases in these jurisdictions, except those exempted by the program’s Standing Order, will be subject to the provisions of the program.

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