The "E-Discovery" Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Fall 2005

After a long and meticulous drafting and review process, on September 20, 2005 the amendments were approved by unanimous consent by the Judicial Conference of the United States. The amendments have since been transmitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. And unless the Court or Congress does something to veto the rules, a scenario considered by most to be highly unlikely, the rules will go into effect on December 1, 2006. 

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