E-discovery in U.S. Litigation: Avoiding Disaster in a New World of E-Liability
Title of the contribution: E-discovery in U.S. Litigation: Avoiding Disaster in a New World of E-Liability
Jurisdictions: USA, Europe
Authors: Shelby Grubbs and Jennifer Gowens
Law firm: Miller & Martin
Subject: This contribution explains the new provisions in American law governing e-discovery, i.e. the discovery and the production of evidence in electronic form in litigation or at the request of a regulatory authority. The disclosure and discovery procedure is a preliminary investigation phase of a trial where each party is required to disclose to the other all the relevant evidence concerning the trial available to it (facts, acts, documents…), including those which are adverse to the party’s own interest.