Federal litigators aren’t taking sufficient advantage of 2008 amendments to Federal Rule o...

Litigation Experts Encourage Wider Use of Privilege Protection Orders – JD Supra

Federal litigators aren’t taking sufficient advantage of 2008 amendments to Federal Rule of Evidence 502, which gives them the authority to obtain protective orders that can stem the damage from inadvertent disclosure of confidential information during pretrial discovery. So says the Sedona Conference in the recently released Sedona Conference Commentary on the Effective Use of Federal Rule of Evidence 502(d) Orders (August 2021). Although the changes were mainly intended to protect parties against inadvertent disclosure of privileged information when turning over electronically stored information during pretrial discovery — as well as avoiding the prohibitive costs of privilege reviews — thoughtfully …

 

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