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Texas Supreme Court Clarifies Spoliation under Texas Law

The court held that before imposing the harsh remedy of a spoliation jury instruction, the trial court must find that a party intentionally spoliated evidence.


SCOTUS Rules Against Argentina in Bonds Discovery Case

The Court held that the Republic of Argentina was not immune from post-judgment discovery of information concerning its non-U.S. assets.


Party Cannot Use Predictive Coding to Contravene Discovery Protocol

The plaintiff abandoned an agreed-upon discovery protocol in favor of predictive coding after discovering the extent of documents and expense involve.


Articles »

The Changing Landscape of General Jurisdiction Post-Bauman

By Adam W. Braveman

This decision will have an immense impact on a foreign corporation's amenability to bring suit in U.S courts.


"Self-Serving Testimony" and Summary Judgment Standards

By Jeffrey G. Close

Is there a split between the Fifth and Seventh Circuits?


The Problem of the Old Deposition and a New Party at Trial

By Michael Lowry

A deposition needs to be admissible, and that may depend on who is a party at the time of trial.



Sound Advice »

audio Avoiding the Pitfalls of Alternative Fee Arrangements

By Betsy Collins

Litigator Betsy Collins outlines some of the best practices for these types of arrangements and what should be avoided. (15:07 min)


audio Proposed Changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure

By John Barkett

John Barkett describes the changes that may be in store for the federal rules. (4:56 min)


audio Timing Discovery and Motion Practice to Make Mediation Work

By Matthew Bakota

It is said that timing is everything. Matthew Bakota outlines how that is especially true as you prepare a mediation. (7:00 min)



Roundtables »

audio Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules

Insight into the substance of the proposed amendments, the motivations behind them, the amendment process, and the public comments that the committee has received so far. (1:02:46)


audio How to Do E-Discovery and Stay Out of Trouble

Our speakers will cover recent case law and provide practical advice to help you create your own e-discovery road map and stay out of trouble along the way. (1:00:07)



Announcements »

ABA Annual Program a Great Success!

Our program at ABA Annual Has the Death of the Billable Hour Been Greatly Exaggerated? got a great reception, and thanks to all of your that attended. Read the write-up by ABA Now!


Subcommittee of the Month: Content

We are always looking for ways to provide timely and useful information on Pretrial Practice & Discovery to our members and the Content Subcommittee spearheads this effort through our website and newsletter. If you are interested in becoming more involved through the Content Subcommittee, please contact one of the Content cochairs: Adam Braveman, Betsy Collins, Tracy DiFillippo, or Mor Wetzler.


Publish an Article!

Do you have an article idea for the committee newsletter or website? We are always looking for new, interesting, timely content to publish. Please contact our newsletter editors, Adam Braveman, Betsy Collins, Tracy DiFillippo, or Mor Wetzler if you have something you would like to contribute.


 

Pretrial Practice & Discovery Leadership

Cochairs Content Subcommittee

Jessica Hew

Orlando, FL


Hon. Marvin Aspen

Chicago, IL


Joan K. Archer

Kansas City, MO


Adam Braveman

New York, NY


Betsy Collins

Mobile, AL


Tracy DiFillippo

Las Vegas, NV


Mor Wetzler

New York, NY