Electronic Discovery in Business Courts

Over the years, a number of business courts have addressed, or attempted to address, electronic discovery issues by way of recommendations, rules, practice forms and reports. Included below are some links reflecting those efforts in various business courts.

Arizona, Superior Court in Maricopa County: Commercial Court Checklist for Rule 16(b) Joint Report Discussions Regarding ESI

Arizona, Model Stipulated Order re Discovery of Electronically Stored Information for Standard Litigation

Chicago Commercial Calendar, Standard Order Governing Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (Individual Commercial Calendar W)

Delaware CCLD E-Discovery Plan Guidelines

Delaware CCLD Protocol for the Inadvertent Production of Documents

Indiana Commercial Courts Handbook, § 3.3 Managing Discovery of Electronically Stored Information

Massachusetts Business Litigation Session Electronic Discovery Pilot Project

Michigan, Oakland County Business Court, Case Management Protocols, Section V, Electronic Discovery

New Hampshire Business and Commercial Dispute Docket, Standing Order 9

New Jersey Complex Business Litigation Program Rule 4:104-5

New York Commercial Division Rule 11-c and Appendix A on ESI

New York Commercial Division Rule 11-e(f) on Document Review, Including Technology Assisted Review and Predictive Coding

New York Commercial Division, Proposal for a Rule Concerning the Use of Technology-Assisted Review in Discovery

North Carolina Business Court Rule 10.3 on Discovery Management, focusing on proportionality and ESI

Tennessee, Guide to the Business Court Docket. This detailed document includes guidance on ESI within an overall guide for case management at all phases, and the court’s jurisdiction and participation in the Business Court Docket.

Wisconsin Commercial Docket Pilot Project Form, Management Report by Parties and Proposed Scheduling for Case. This planning document requires the parties address ESI issues.