The drafters of the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are expected to publish for comment on August 15, 2013, significant proposed changes to the discovery rules, which, if adopted, could materially reduce the cost and risk of litigation to many businesses and organizations. The Judiciary is eager to hear as many points of view as possible, and has gone so far as to pose specific questions for comment. Public comment materially influenced the 2006 electronic discovery amendments and may do so again.

For more information about the proposed Rule, and the comment process, please contact one of the key contacts listed on this page.

View the Report of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules (May 8, 2013)