January 21, 2016
The Newly Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Making Sense of the ChangesPlease join Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP for a complimentary webinar, “The Newly Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Making Sense of the Changes,” presented by Joseph F. Marinelli. The webinar will take place on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 9:00 am PST / 10:00 am MST / 11:00 am CST / 12:00 noon EST.
On December 1, 2015, significant amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect. These changes are intended to make civil litigation more efficient by changing early case management procedures and discovery planning, clarifying the scope of discovery, and revamping the rules regarding the preservation of electronically stored information.
In this webinar, we will take a closer look at the December rule changes, discussing what you need to know and the practical impact the rules may have on your practice, covering the following topics and more:
- Reorganization of Rule 26(b)(1) to bring proportionality factors to the forefront of scope considerations and elimination
- Change to Rule 26(d) that now permits a party to issue document requests in advance of parties’ Rule 26(f) discovery conference
- Revision of Rule 34 to require more specific objections and responses to document requests
- Revamp of Rule 37(e) to better address ESI preservation and loss
- Elimination of Rule 84 and the Appendix of Forms leading to a potential change in pleading requirements in patent infringement suits
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