third party discovery
With the increased emphasis on transparency and cooperation, counsel are forced to approach discovery with a defined strategy more than ever before. Third party discovery can and should be equally strategic.
One thing remains the same: Courts are reluctant to impose unnecessary burdens on third parties when it comes to discovery unless it is shown that a party controls the third party’s documents.
Depending on the jurisdiction, counsel should be cognizant that there may very well be a need to coordinate discovery with the company’s third party vendors.