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Pretrial Discovery

Phase in a lawsuit during which each party can request documents and other evidence or information from other parties to the case to help prepare for trial

Question: What is Broad Pretrial Discovery? (Law Term)?

Answer: that generally describes the process of searching for evidence in a civil suit. This includes depositions, interrogatories and production of documents. It may include on-site inspections, expert witness or other examinations. Broad discovery just means that all methods of discovery are to be used. Narrow discovery would limit the discovery process in some way. Maybe by a protective order or other means to limit the scope of discovery.


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Discovery to wait in Pilot Flying J cases

Knoxville News Sentinel
Pretrial proceedings in those cases are now being overseen by Thapar, who presides in the Eastern District of Kentucky. Pilot had argued, among other things, that the plaintiffs in the civil cases ?are not entitled to use discovery as a fishing ...

3:30 PM UPDATE: Man who led police on chase was on parole for killing girlfriend

An Internet search by News and Tribune led to the discovery that a 17-year-old Oberhansley killed his girlfriend, shot his mother and turned the gun on himself in a home of a Salt Lake City suburb in 1998, according to Deseret News, which is based in ...

Jophlin case moves closer to trial

Benton Evening News
The judge presiding over the state's case against a West Frankfort mother accused of drowning her 8-year-old daughter began wrapping up the discovery process in Franklin County court on Tuesday. ... The next pretrial conference is scheduled for Aug.

A Culture Shift? Pre-Certification Summary Trial In Product Liability Case

Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
... of simplified pre-trial procedures like summary judgments (and in BC, summary trials). The Court held that where the court can find the necessary facts through the summary process (notably, here, some examinations for discovery and cross ...

Durham Herald Sun

Duke walk-on Mellencamp in legal trouble again
Durham Herald Sun

Judge Stark overhauls patent practices in District of Delaware: 10 key changes

JD Supra (press release)
Within seven days of the case referral to Magistrate Judge Burke, the plaintiff must file a Procedures Order, setting forth the procedures regarding discovery motions and briefing policies for motions to amend and motions to strike. Adding to Judge ...

Hearing underway in lawsuits filed by Wielinski family for Flight 3407 crash

Buffalo News
A State Supreme Court judge this morning began a pretrial hearing on the last legal case arising from the fatal crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 five years ago in Clarence Center. Justice Frederick J. Marshall is presiding at the hearing in ...

GM class actions transferred to multidistrict litigation court

Southeast Texas Record
... proposed class actions, the efficiencies to be gained through centralized discovery and motion practice and the alleviation of the risk of inconsistent pretrial rulings all favor centralization of these related cases concerning the alleged ignition ...

Judge sets trial to determine August Wilson Center's future

The URA has put $60,000 toward an outside law firm to handle the case. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Lawrence O'Toole ordered all parties involved in the Sept. 29 trial to complete discovery by Aug. 29 and file pre-trial statements by Sept. 19.

West Nile, chikungunya are summertime threats

Houma Courier
?But on behalf of his family partnership, when he discovered the damage that had been done to his property as a result of 50 years of oil and gas activities, he was left in no other position really other than to bring a lawsuit asking the oil companies ...