June 16, 2017 - PST

"Discovery Following the 2015 Federal Rules Amendments: What Does Proportionality Mean in the Class Action and Mass Tort Contexts?" American Bar Association's Regional Class Action Conference

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San Francisco, CA
Angel Garganta and additional panelists discuss the amendments relating to proportionality governing both scope discovery under Rule 26(b)(1) and preservation of potentially relevant ESI following the year and a half since the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect. They answer the question of whether the new rules changed the discovery available and relative obligations in class actions, mass torts, and other complex matters. The panel reviews the purposes underlying the 2015 Amendments and how the law has been developing so far, and offered insights into best practices in expanding or limiting discovery in the class action and mass tort contexts.