The Sedona Conference announces the release of its Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34 Primer, for which Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin served as Co-Editor-in-Chief and Steering Committee Liaison. The Primer discusses the changes and amendments to Rule 34 that were part of changes to the Federal Rules that became effective as of December 1, 2015.
Rule 34, covering “Producing Documents, Electronically Stored Information, and Tangible Things, or Entering onto Land, for Inspection and Other Purposes,” was intended to address systemic problems in how discovery requests and responses were traditionally handled. The revisions were aimed at reducing costs and delay in civil procedure dispositions. The Primer provides a framework for discussion as well as practice pointers and compliance strategies. “The amendments to Rule 34 encourage an evolving and iterative conversation between requesting and responding parties about what is being sought and what will be produced—[the] Primer seeks to normalize that concept and provide a framework for how those conversations may proceed.”
About the Sedona Conference
The Sedona Conference is a nonprofit research and educational institute dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the areas of antitrust law, complex litigation, and intellectual property rights. The mission of TSC is to drive the reasoned and just advancement of law and policy by stimulating ongoing dialogue amongst leaders of the bench and bar to achieve consensus on tipping point issues. TSC brings together the brightest minds in a dialogue based, think-tank setting with the goal of creating practical solutions and recommendations of immediate benefit to the bench and bar.
About Annika K. Martin
A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Ms. Martin represents plaintiffs in class action and mass tort litigation, including plaintiffs with physical and economic injuries resulting from accidents involving GM vehicles sold with a defective ignition switch; patients nationwide suffering from the widespread outbreak of meningitis and other serious maladies caused by contaminated medication; and individuals and businesses across the Gulf Coast harmed by the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in class action litigation against BP, Transocean, and Halliburton. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum.