Proposed discovery amendments could make cases more challenging for plaintiffs

While rules are designed to reduce cost for defendants, they could make critical information harder to recover

Plaintiffs bringing cases against large corporations already have what many would consider an uphill battle. Generally bereft of the kind of spending power the corporate defendant has, plaintiffs rely on current discovery laws that require extensive surrender of information to build a case. However, with advent of digital information storage, the discovery process has ballooned in cost.

While new proposals to civil court procedure may help control costs for defendants, they could also result in more challenges for plaintiffs trying to exact justice from their deep-pocketed opponents.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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