Now that you’ve seen the approved amendments, you no doubt agree they will significantly change civil discovery in Michigan state courts. While these changes bring challenges, they also bring opportunities.
DOES your organization expect to respond to discovery as a party to litigation, as a non-party under subpoena or through its involvement in a government investigation? If so, it is increasingly important for your organization to have a discovery compliance team and updated ESI best practices in place.
EVEN IF your organization does have a compliance team and ESI best practices in place, these rule changes afford it an opportunity to revisit and fine-tune them.
WHY? Because almost all of the amended rules provide your organization with the opportunity to reduce the scope of its discovery obligations and/or the opportunity to shift all or part of its cost of compliance. However, to take advantage of that opportunity, you need to be prepared.
Your Organization Should be Able to Answer to These Questions
If your organization answers “Yes” to all of these questions, congratulations!
If your organization answers “No” or “Not Sure,” to any or all of these questions, there is work to be done. Warner’s Discovery Center would welcome the opportunity to provide you guidance and assistance. Please give us a call and let us help your organization make the most of the changes to Michigan’s Civil Discovery Rules.