The American College of Trial Lawyers and a legal think tank have called for a sweeping overhaul of civil discovery rules to curtail expensive, time-consuming battles for documents, in a study released Wednesday. The most radical of the changes would impose strict limits on discovery after initial up-front disclosure by both sides. The 30-page report contains more than two dozen proposals and general principles for overhauling the discovery rules used in both federal and state courts.
Trial Lawyer Group and Legal Think Tank Call for Sweeping Overhaul of Civil Discovery Rules
The National Law Journal
March 12, 2009