The Florida Supreme Court just approved new civil procedure rules addressing the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) in Florida state courts. The new rules are set to take effect September 1. The Florida Civil Rules Electronic Discovery Subcommittee proposed the new rules following years of study of how to remedy the conspicuous silence regarding all things eDiscovery under the current Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. As the significance of ESI in modern litigation continues to grow, the new rules will provide some needed guidance in Florida state courts.
Our publication provides a summary of the key amendments, as well as analysis of how they differ from federal rules.