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Federal E-Discovery: Embracing Proportionality, Court Refuses To Compel Discovery ‘Based on Relevance Alone’

August 3, 2021

Litigation partners Chris Boehning and Dan Toal’s latest Federal E-Discovery column, “Embracing Proportionality, Court Refuses To Compel Discovery ‘Based on Relevance Alone,’” appeared in the August 3 issue of the New York Law Journal. The authors discuss a recent decision, Weidman v. Ford Motor Company, in which the court denied a motion to compel additional discovery and criticized the moving party for focusing its arguments on relevance rather than on whether the requested discovery was proportional to the needs of the case. The decision is a reminder of the fundamental importance of proportionality to the determination of the appropriate scope of discovery under Rule 26(b)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. E-Discovery counsel Ross Gotler assisted in the preparation of this article.

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