Matthew J. Hamilton, a partner in the Discovery Services Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton, will be speaking at the Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) 30th Membership Meeting taking place in New York City on November 30–December 1, 2017. Mr. Hamilton will be speaking on the panel titled "Skin in the Game: Using Requester-Pays Rules to Focus Discovery" on November 30 at 10:00–11:00 AM.
There’s a simple reason why there’s no Federal Rule of Civil Procedure governing who pays for discovery: no one ever thought about it. When the rules were adopted in 1938, discovery was not a significant factor in litigation. The information age has transformed discovery into the most expensive aspect of law suits. LCJ is seeking fresh ideas about how to use incentives to focus discovery on the needs of the case, and the panelists will discuss new concepts involving "requester pays" rules that would provide the right incentives for litigants and our civil justice system.
Joanna Shepherd, Professor, Emory University School of Law
Robert Owen, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
Matthew J. Hamilton, Partner, Pepper Hamilton
This event is for LCJ members only.
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