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E-Discovery Gets Rules of Its Own

New Jersey Law Journal

August 14, 2006

This August 14, 2006 New Jersey Law Journal article entitled "E-Discovery Gets Rules of Its Own," discusses the recently adopted electronic discovery rules by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Jeffrey J. Greenbaum, Chair of the Firm's Class Action Practice Group, was interviewed for this article. When asked about the electronic discovery rules, Greenbaum states "an attempt to have some consistency and rationality in a process that has been left until now to the discretion of trial judges as they manage discovery." In addition, he calls the rules "a wake-up call to most practitioners, who have not focused on electronic discovery issues in a very substantive way." This article also discusses other recent rule amendments, such as those to class action rules. According to the article, Greenbaum notes, “Like those relating to electronic discovery, the class action rules parallel the federal rules.” Also, Greenbaum states “The purpose is to create best practices rather than substantive changes.”