November 15, 2016 Articles

How to Make Objections to Discovery under the Amended Rules?

Boilerplate objections are no longer acceptable under the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

By Tracy DiFillippo

The December 1, 2015, amendments to the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure have made it clear that boilerplate objects to Rule 34 documents requests are no longer acceptable. For instance, general objections that the request is overbroad, unduly burdensome, and not relevant are the type of stock objections the amended rules are seeking to prevent.

Amended Rule 34 specifically addresses these issues as follows:

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