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This book is an indispensable ally in the document wars that have become part of defense strategies in every litigation. Whether you are an inexperienced or seasoned litigator, this book will help you develop a battle plan to combat discovery abuse committed by defendants from the outset of the case.
Drawing on their collective years of experience and in-depth research, the authors have written 'Full Disclosure' to help plaintiffs' lawyers fight corporate defendants that misuse the discovery process to hold on to crucial evidence unfairly and illegally. The authors deliver a crash course on discovery abuse, briefing readers on its causes, effects, and cures. This book will teach you not only how to detect discovery abuse but also how to effectively counter it.
In this book you will learn 1) How to attack discovery evasion tactics such as stonewalling, 'dump truck,' document destruction, and confidentiality orders. 2) How to get access to defendants' computerized information. 3) How to establish corporate patterns of abuse with the book's thousands of case citations. 4) How recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure may affect your trial practice. You will also find: 1) Three expansive appendices including discoverability of 50 specific types of information 2) Quotations from more than 100 authorities on information sharing 3) An extensive bibliography for further information on specific discovery abuse issues. 4) An index by jurisdiction to quickly and easily find cases from your state and circuit courts.