March 05, 2019 Article

The Federal Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project—18 Months In

It is encouraging that some courts are willing to address specific burdens on a case-by-case basis.

By Amanda Lawrence, Scott Sakiyama, and Ian Acker

The Judicial Conference of the United States is considering drastic changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that could result in significantly accelerated time frames for the commencement of discovery. The Judicial Conference began testing these changes in a pilot program, and the experience of parties in the pilot through 2019 may shape future changes to the Federal Rules. 

Premium Content For:
  • Litigation Section
Join - Now