On Dec. 13, Congress will hold hearings on the “Costs and Burdens of Civil Discovery.” It’s anyone’s guess which (if any) revisions to the existing e-discovery rules will be adopted. What is clear, however, is that Congress is focused on reducing e-discovery costs. One approach that Congress is considering is to inject additional expertise and know-how into the litigation process through e-discovery liaisons, e-discovery special masters and e-discovery mediators.
The e-Discovery Liaison
The e-mediatory system is another suggestion for how the rules might change to reduce costs. Under this model, litigants: