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Matthew Verga, XDD: A 2019 Update on Proportionality Cases – Proportionality Update, Part 1

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A 2019 Update on Proportionality Cases – Proportionality Update, Part 1

A short series reviewing new decisions from 2018 and 2019 addressing proportionality under the December 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

By Matthew Verga, Xact Data Discovery 

On December 1, 2015, the most significant amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective since the 2006 amendments that made the era of electronically-stored information official.  Among the rules revised was Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) 26(b)(1), which defines the scope of discovery.  The change brought the existing-but-overlooked concept of proportionality front and center in an attempt to combat the runaway cost and scale of discovery in the digital era.  

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