New discovery rules for e-documents

The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that will govern the discovery (or pretrial fact-finding) of electronic communications, including e-mails and digitally stored documents. The U.S. Supreme Court still must approve the rules, but most legal analysts believe that will be a formality. If Congress then doesn't disapprove of the rules, they may take effect late next year. Read More...