IndyBar: Judicial Insights from E-Discovery Day

Candid commentary from the bench was a highlight of this year’s IndyBar E-Discovery Day program. Technology competence emerged as the major theme of the judicial panel. Proportionality and the role of e-discovery consultants were among the other interesting topics.
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State’s request for stay rebuffed in voter registration case

An attempt by the state of Indiana to squash discovery into its practice of maintaining voter rolls has been stopped by the Southern Indiana District Court, which pointed out to both parties that it has “extremely broad discretion in controlling discovery.” Judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued the order Friday in Common Cause Indiana v. Connie Lawson, et al., denying the state’s request to stay proceedings and discovery while the case is on interlocutory appeal.
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Kilies: Discover a way to avoid the document dump

In a case where lots of documents are expected, an online platform can be used to exchange some of them. Given the time and expense associated with the discovery process, we must find creative ways to make the process less burdensome.
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DTCI: Rules Of Procedure: State Vs. Federal Courts

While the Indiana Rules of Trial Procedure are similar to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, there are a few important differences. When litigating a case in either state or federal court it is important to be cognizant of these differences and adapt accordingly.
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