Extract from Jim Gill’s article “Need to Determine Scope of Discovery Quickly & Affordably? Live EDA to the Rescue!”
In last month’s eDiscovery Blues, I wrote about how Information Governance can help legal teams prepare for the “Meet and Confer” conference set forth under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure’s (FRCP) Rule 26(f).
This month, I’m going to talk some more about Rule 26, but this time we’ll look at Discovery Scope and Limits under section (b) and the benefit of leveraging technology sooner in the process.
Rule 26(b) Discovery Scope and Limits
FRCP Rule 26(b) lays down the basis for Discovery Scope and Limits, stating in paragraph 1, “Parties may obtain discovery regarding any nonprivileged matter that is relevant to any party’s claim or defense and proportional to the needs of the case” (my emphasis in italics).