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Judicial Council Petitions for Rules Changes on Electronic Discovery

The Wisconsin Judicial Council has presented petition to the state Supreme Court proposing "amendments to the Wisconsin rules of discovery in direct response to the unavoidable increase in the discovery of electronically stored information."

From the petition:

A key goal of these proposed rule changes is to increase judicial efficiency in the circuit courts by improving consistency and predictability in the discovery of electronically stored information. The proposed rule changes are also intended to reduce the economic burden on litigants that can result from discovery involving an enormous volume of electronically stored information....

The proposed amendments contained herein are adapted from the Uniform Rules on the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information and the 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Source: Milwaukee Federalists