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Unaccepted Settlement Offer Does Not Moot Individual and Putative Class Claims

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reconfirmed its holdings in Diaz v. First Am. Home Buyers Prot. Corp.

Court Declines to Require Predictive Coding for Privilege Review

The decision is part of the class-action litigation surrounding the Freedom Industries chemical spill in West Virginia.

Procedural Lapses Send Smokers' Claims Up In Smoke

In a recent, lengthy opinion, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed dismissal of more than 700 lawsuits filed on behalf of Florida smokers and their families.

Articles »

Changes to FRCP 45 Substantially Alter Federal Subpoena Practice

By Steven C. Corhern

The 2013 amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45 altered the requirements for issuing, serving, and opposing a domestic federal subpoena.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Summary Judgment Practice

By Tracy DiFillippo and Michelle Alarie

The Seventh Circuit recently made clear what is and is not acceptable.

Are Insurance Investigative Documents Work-Product-Protected?

By Steven M. Richard

There is a lack of uniformity in federal courts? application of the work-product doctrine in third-party accident cases.

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 »

December 10: Free Roundtable

Revisiting the Proposed Amendments to the FRCP, Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 10:00a.m. ET. Read more.

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Pretrial Practice & Discovery Leadership

Cochairs Content Subcommittee

Jessica Hew

Orlando, FL

Jeffrey Close

Chicago, IL

Robert Poundstone

Montgomery, AL

Adam Braveman

New York, NY

Tracy DiFillippo

Las Vegas, NV

Angela Fetcher

Louisville, KY

Mor Wetzler

New York, NY