Judge Facciola: Discovery Disputes Are a Cry for Help
William Hamilton of Law Technology News provides the highlights of a presentation made by U.S.D.C. Magistrate Judge John Facciola (District of Columbia) at the University of Florida’s E-Discovery Project Fall 2014. The key takeaways addressed in the article include the targeting of ESI in search warrants, the need for Law Schools to revise curriculums to reflect the 21st century landscape, the need for cooperation and transparency during e-discovery, the dramatic changes to the discovery process resulting from technology, judges’ aggressive and early intervention in EDD challenges and the impact of the FRCP changes regarding EDD rules. Mr. Hamilton also addresses Judge Facciola’s concerns regarding the impact of escalating e-discovery and litigation costs on small companies and the middle class.