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NEW CHANGES TO FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE FOR ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY 2008

The US Congress amended the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) on December 1, 2006, to adapt discovery rules to the proliferation of electronic communications. The new FRCP were completely rewritten and went into effect in December 2007. The purpose for the amendment was to make the rules simpler and add new dictates for electronic evidence, given society's tendency to store records electronically. This article illustrates on the amended FRCP. These questions will be answered to help understand the changes in the FCRP: What do the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Cover?; What are the Main Changes in the FRCP?; What Does The FRCP Say About Email Requirements?; What About Deleting Emails and the Safe Harbor Provision?

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What do the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Cover?
What are the Main Changes in the FRCP?
What Does the New FRCP Rules Say About Email Requirements?
What About Deleting Emails and the Safe Harbor Provision?

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IBLS Editorial Board
Staff Attorney

Date Added:7/8/2008
Last Modified:1/26/2015