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Blog Posts by Brittany Kauffman

Northern District of California Joins Growing List of Jurisdictions Adopting Guidelines on E-Discovery

Brittany Kauffman
The Northern District of California unveiled a new set of guidelines on Tuesday for the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). The guidelines were developed by a bench-bar committee chaired by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. LaPorte in partnership with the Rules Committee. In addition to the guidelines,...

Tide May Be Changing with Regard to Proportionality in E-Discovery

Brittany Kauffman
A Metropolitan Corporate Counsel article this week asks "Are Courts Beginning to Take Proportionality Seriously in E-Discovery?" As this article points out, “the tide may be changing” with a "variety of recent developments [that] demonstrate that courts are relying on the principle of proportionality with increasing...

Texas Supreme Court Issues New Rules, Makes Expedited Actions Mandatory

Brittany Kauffman
The Texas Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited rules for expedited actions this week, making the process mandatory in cases of $100,000 or less. The rules are being adopted as a result of Texas legislation that called upon the Court to promulgate "rules to promote the prompt, efficient, and cost-effective...

Professor Singer Urges Courts, Researchers to Share Raw Data on Civil Justice Reform Efforts

Brittany Kauffman
IAALS alum and panelist at IAALS’ Third Civil Justice Reform Summit Professor Jordan Singer, of New England Law│Boston, recently shared his reactions to the Summit at PrawfsBlawg. In addition to putting the Summit into context and providing a summary of the different state and federal pilot projects around the country...