Beyond the Federal Judiciary: States' Selective Embrace of the Amended E-Discovery FRCP

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) have long had a strong influence on their state counterparts, and many commentators have predicted that the 2015 FRCP amendments relating to electronic discovery will have similar influence. After having more than a year to observe federal courts’ application and interpretation of the 2015 FRCP amendments, state courts have responded to the federal judiciary’s most recent attempt to reform the discovery process with varying degrees of enthusiasm.

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