The Sedona Conference® Webinar - Report from Norman: The Civil Rules Committee Moves Forward

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Time: 1:00 to 2:30 pm EST

2013 is shaping up to be an eventful year in eDiscovery. This 90-minute webinar for litigators, in-house counsel, judges, information management professionals, law faculty, and students will explore the trending developments in case law, rules reform, and technology. An “all-star” panel will discuss important new decisions from the state and federal courts, the effect of local pilot projects, and significant new state rules. Most importantly, we have the initial impressions of our experts on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that will be debated and voted on by the Civil Rules Advisory Committee in its semi-annual meeting on April 11th.

Among the significant topics to be covered are:

The rise of social media discovery: It’s different, and it’s the same.
Proportionality and cost-shifting: The “sleeper” cases
Reinvigorating Rule 502: Rajala revisited
Computer-assisted review: Is the technology tail wagging the litigation dog?
Redefining the scope of discovery in Rule 26(b)(1), or rearranging the game pieces?
Rule 37(e) is dead. Long live the new Rule 37(e)?

Among the significant recent decisions to be reviewed will be Pippins v. KPMG, Apple v. Samsung, VOOM HD Holdings, EEOC v. Honeybaked Ham, Gabriel Technologies v. Qualcomm, Micron v. Rambus, Branhaven v. Beeftek, Peerless Industries v. Crimson, and more.

The panel will take your questions by text and telephone during the program.

Moderated by Ken Withers, Director of Judicial Education of The Sedona Conference®, the panel includes United States Magistrate Judge James Francis of the Southern District of New York, the author of several important decisions in the field of electronic data and the law; Thomas Allman, chair emeritus of The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1 and former General Counsel of BASF Corporation; and Cecil Lynn, shareholder and eDiscovery Counsel at Littler Mendelson, former U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney, and an active member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1.