Some Thoughts on the e-Discovery Amendments to the Federal Rules of Procedure

February 3, 2007

On December 1, 2006, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, addressing the discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”), took effect. The amendments followed six years of work by the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the U.S. Judicial Conference to minimize the difficulties of applying to ESI—the most common form of data storage today—rules that were originally designed for information stored on paper....

Some Thoughts on the e-Discovery Amendments to the Federal Rules of Procedure