Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

In December 2015, numerous changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to discovery went into effect. While their origin has been traced to efforts by major corporations to reduce discovery burdens, some new provisions will aid tort plaintiffs. In his article, "How Plaintiffs May Take Advantage of the Federal Rules Changes on Discovery," Paul Rheingold comments on proportionality, cost-sharing, and party resources under Rule 26(b)(1), as well as spoliation under Rule 37(e). You can read Paul's article covering additional changes and his analysis here:

http://apps.americanbar.org/litigation/committees/masstorts/articles/winter2016-0216-how-plaintiffs-may-take-advantage-federal-rules-changes-discovery.html