Michigan Lawyers Weekly: Judges to Address Discovery Rule Changes at ACEDS Symposium

Extract from Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Judges to Address Discovery Rule Changes at ACEDS Symposium”

The volume of electronic data continues to grow exponentially, and its growth has had significant ramifications for civil litigants. Liberal discovery policy coupled with the sheer volume of electronic data has increased litigation costs substantially, undermining access to the civil justice system. The recognition of these problems had already led to significant changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as well as to many other state court civil procedure rules.

On June 19, 2019, the Michigan Supreme Court adopted amendments to Michigan’s civil discovery rules, marking the broadest changes to the Michigan Court Rules since they were enacted in 1985.

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