David Horrigan, Relativity: E-Discovery Practice and Procedure: Is Eastern Time the Standard for Discovery Deadlines?

Extract from David Horrigan’s article “E-Discovery Practice and Procedure: Is Eastern Time the Standard for Discovery Deadlines?”

Residents of the middle of the United States often tire of people on the East Coast and the West Coast of the nation seemingly trying to run everything.

From pejorative references to the country’s mid-section being “Flyover Country” to popular culture being determined by the residents of the coasts, it gets old.

But do the coastal dwellers even get to control the time zone for discovery deadlines? After all, the U.S. Supreme Court is in the Eastern Time Zone.

A recent case from the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) sheds some light on the question, and we talked with a legendary jurist, the author of landmark decisions inn e-discovery law, to get his take.

Not surprisingly, as is so often the case in e-discovery, cooperation is key.

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