The Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin & Jonathan M. Redgrave, Special Masters and E-discovery: the Intersection of Two Recent Revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

From the Introduction: 

“In this article, we will first address the revisions of both Rule 53 and the discovery rules, we will then survey the use of special masters in the burgeoning world of e-discovery, and we will conclude by suggesting the appropriate uses for such masters with particular reference to both legal and technical issues. We firmly believe that court adjuncts in this field are both necessary and desirable, particularly when used in thoughtful ways.


Referenced Authority:

  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26, 37, 53
  • Sedona Conference, The Sedona Conference Commentary On Legal Holds: The Trigger & The Process, Guidelines
  • Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. v. Michelson, 229 F.R.D. 550, 552 (W.D. Tenn. 2003)
  • In re Seroquel Prods. Liab. Litig., 244 F.R.D. 650, 662-65 (M.D. Fla. 2007)
  • Hohider v. United Parcel Service, Inc, No. 04-363 (W.D. Pa. filed Mar. 3, 2004)
  • The Sedona Conference, The Sedona Conference Glossary; E-Discovery & Digital Information Management (2d Ed. 2007)


The full text is available at…