By Helen Geib, QDiscovery
Every case will benefit from an effective discovery conference under Rule 26(f) or comparable state rule. That was the key takeaway from the recent Indianapolis Bar Association CLE “E-Discovery in Insurance Coverage Litigation.” The presentation, a panel discussion presented by the IndyBar’s E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity Section, also offered specific practice pointers for making the most of the meet and confer.
The panelists provided three distinct viewpoints on e-discovery practice in the context of insurance coverage cases. Ryan Leagre of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP represents policyholders, Eric McNamar of Lewis Wagner represents insurance companies and Ray Biederman of Mattingly Burke Cohen & Biederman has a practice focus of e-discovery. Meghan Ruesch of Lewis Wagner was the moderator.
Topics for the Rule 26(f) conference include ESI sources, custodians, date ranges and production format specifications. It’s also the first opportunity to discuss scope of discovery, including limits on preservation and collection. The meet and confer lays the groundwork for the e-discovery project.
See it for yourself: this program is available for purchase online here!
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