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Corporations write letter backing amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) – A group of more than 300 corporations collectively have written a letter to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States supporting select proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

They also addressed their letter this week to Judge David G. Campbell, chairman of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee.

The Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure opened their proposals for comment on Aug. 15, 2013.

In their letter, the group of 308 corporations argues that litigation has run rampant with “costly and inconsistent” obligations for attorneys to preserve, process and produce data for discovery, while much of it “has no real relevance to the issue in dispute,” and is, often times, not even used during trial.

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