- ArticlesTen Tips For Electronic Discovery: Judge Shira A. Scheindlin Speaks On Proposed Rules Changes And Surviving E-Discovery Without Sanctions
The rules of civil procedure are once again being amended, this time to update them for document production in the digital age. Judge Shira A. Scheindlin talks about what the proposed changes will mean for in-house counsel. She also gives advice and her top ten tips on conducting e-discovery in the current murky shadow of Rule 26, to avoid garnering sanctions for inadvertently violating a discovery order, or worse yet charges of spoliation of evidence.
So you've selected the brilliant lead trial attorney you need for that big case that just got filed against your company. But what about the case manager? Using a case manager--not simply inside counsel who oversees or monitors the case, but an actual attorney-manager who coordinates all the players and the strategy? You can save money by focusing on the result, not just the legal issues.
- ArticlesOn the Road to Class Action Success: Mapping Out the Strategic Considerations and Challenges of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
The Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) changed the rules of class action lawsuits to alleviate problems with forum-shopping and limit the number of interstate class action suits decided in state courts that have little, if any, connection to the case or controversy. But in the short term, CAFA could wind up making class action suits more protracted, and quite costly to corporate defendants. Read how to navigate the potholes, detours, pit stops, and dangerous curves of the statute.