U.S. Committee weighs in on changing discovery laws

Discovery is a huge cost for companies in lawsuits, and their revision could mitigate much legal expense

The cost of litigation has always been a bane for the enterprise; many argue that expense of legal suits inhibits innovation and the advancement of business into local and international markets. But a consideration for litigation costs and rules has come to the table at the U.S. federal level -- one that could have an impact on the overall cost for companies brought to court.

The U.S. federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules is considering amendments to discovery rules that would lower litigation costs. Jon Kyl, a former Republican senator for Arizona, and member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, applied his thoughts to the matter for the Wall Street Journal, writing:

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Juliana Kenny

Juliana Kenny is a contributor to InsideCounsel.com, covering a range of topics including patent litigation, conflict mineral laws, executive compensation, and antitrust regulation. Juliana earned B.A.s...

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