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    Committee Proposes “Specificity Requirement” to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34 (b)

     What kind of impact can be expected from the “Proportionality Discovery Proposals?”  These Proportionality Discovery Proposals refer to the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules designed to balance the benefits of discovery derived by one party with the other party’s burdens to meet those benefits.  To minimize the number of objections and the confusion that […]

    Are E-mails Education Records Under FERPA?

    If a student sends an e-mail complaining about a professor, should the professor have the right to see the name of the student that wrote the complaint? What if a professor writes an e-mail to another professor about a student, would a student have the right to access to the e-mail because the e-mail discusses […]

    FMLA: Paternity Leave Not Just for Princes

    With news about the new royal baby, Prince William’s scheduled two-week paid paternity leave from the Royal Air Force has reignited a debate about social stigmas of stay-at-home dads and men who take off from work for the birth of their children. After all, so goes the argument, men aren’t the ones giving birth, why […]

    Proposed Proportionality Amendment to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(1)

    On May 8, 2013, the Civil Rules Advocacy Committee (“Committee”) proposed several changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The proposal includes amendments to the following rules: 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36, and 37. As part of these revised amendments, the Committee has proposed a series of revisions referred to […]