In light of recent rulings where the FRCP rule changes were invoked as part of the reasoning for the decisions made, it seemed appropriate to take a look at the PREX 2015 conference Judicial Panel. Among the key issues, proportionality; sanctions, and best practices. Panelists discussed trends in ediscovery and offered their views on how rules changes and certain decisions would influence the future of ediscovery.
They made clear that ediscovery remains a fluid preamble to litigation, with states setting their own rules regardless of what’s been determined at the federal level, and judges still grappling with such issues as what is reasonable, what merits sanctions, when is a legal hold or preservation system flawed but crafted in good faith, and when is one too flawed to be tolerated.
Members of the panel included:
- Hon. Ron Hedges, moderator; Principal in Ronald J. Hedges, LLC and former U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey
- Hon. Elizabeth Laporte, U.S. Magistrate Judge and the immediate past Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California
- Hon. Frank Maas, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York
- Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Texas
- Hon. Dave Waxse, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of Kansas
Registration is now open for The Conference on Preservation Excellence, PREX16.