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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Is 26(f) the Real Trial?

Over the past several months, I have been involved in several cases and have read about and/or investigated several other cases that leads me to beleive that the meet and confer requirements of FRCP 26(f) is morphing into what amounts to a "mini trial" with far greater impliacations to the outcome of the case than many may realize.

Over the next week, I will be posting an overview several interesting cases that prove my point and would encourage others to post opinions and/or cases that either prove or challenge my hypothesis.

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5 Comments:

At December 29, 2007 at 9:39 PM , Blogger Daniel said...

I think it is a great question. I do think that the answer is specific to the court. I do agree it is becoming a mini-trial.

DBG

 
At December 29, 2007 at 9:40 PM , Blogger Daniel said...

I think you raise a valid point with 26(f). It would seem that there might be a need to provide some sort of additional Judicial training or materials to help the courts become more effective in addressing 26(f) issues or a set of guidance papers.

What do you think?

 
At December 29, 2007 at 9:41 PM , Blogger Daniel said...

I think you raise a valid point with 26(f). It would seem that there might be a need to provide some sort of additional Judicial training or materials to help the courts become more effective in addressing 26(f) issues or a set of guidance papers.

What do you think?

 
At December 30, 2007 at 10:04 AM , Blogger Charles Skamser said...

Thanks for your feedback. And,with the multitude of issues surrounding the meet and confer, I agree that there needs to be an expansion of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)for all parties involved. As an example of what the market is doing, I will be posting some of the SOPs suggested through the Sedona Conference over the next couple of days.

 
At December 30, 2007 at 10:20 AM , Blogger Daniel said...

Sounds like a great idea. I am a member of Sedonna as well and I will look for the SOP to come across.

Best regards,
Daniel

 

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