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Proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) will:
– Require litigators to tackle complex Discovery cost calculations
– Necessitate Early Case Assessment (ECA) participation
– Understand data volumes, cull rates and workflow options
– Proactively engage with eDiscovery service providers to have competitive offerings in place
The proposed amendments mean litigators will need to sharpen their pencils and become “eDiscovery Calculator” savvy in order to realistically estimate the potential Discovery costs in order to comply with the changes’ more specific language about proportionality and burden. These issues are not new to the Rules but they get a new level of emphasis with the proposed language. This report provides a summary of three of the affected rules and recommendations as to how to stay on top of evolving regulations.