Understanding the e-discovery rules is critical in today’s litigation environment. The Mancia v. Mayflower Textile Servs. Co., 253 F.R.D. 354 (D. Md. 2008), and Treppel v. Biovail Corp., 249 F.R.D. 111 (S.D.N.Y. 2008), cases demonstrate the pitfalls that can occur. This article will analyze these cases and detail practice tips for propounding and responding to e-discovery demands.

The Mancia case required litigants to cooperate and communicate during the discovery process to minimize the costs and burdens of discovery. While Mancia does not specifically address e-discovery issues, it could have a wide-ranging effect on cases that involve massive amounts of electronically stored information.

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