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Civility In Litigation: How Can The Profession Promote And Enforce Good Behavior?, Aviva A. Orenstein, Torrence Lewis Jan 2004

Civility In Litigation: How Can The Profession Promote And Enforce Good Behavior?, Aviva A. Orenstein, Torrence Lewis

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This essay emanates from a talk that was given to the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana at its annual meeting’s luncheon. The good thing about talking about civility, particularly at lunch, is that no one dare heckle or throw food. Beyond the obvious constraints against rude behavior inherent in the medium, we sense a genuine openness to the topic. Defense counsel, in particular, feel besieged by what they perceive to be uncivil behavior, and welcome affirmation about the nature of the problem and some suggestions for solutions. More generally, one can argue that the lack of civility in legal ...


Assessing Sovereign Interests In Cross-Border Discovery Disputes: Lessons From Aerospatiale, Hannah Buxbaum Jan 2003

Assessing Sovereign Interests In Cross-Border Discovery Disputes: Lessons From Aerospatiale, Hannah Buxbaum

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The Hague Evidence Convention addresses a particular kind of jurisdictional conflict: the conflict between one nation's issuance of extraterritorial discovery orders and another nation's right to govern discovery activity taking place within its territory. The particular mechanisms that the Convention establishes for use in cross-border discovery proceedings, and the compromises between civil-law and common-law procedures for evidence gathering that it embodies, were effected with that system goal in mind. In Aerospatiale, the Supreme Court considered the scope of the Convention's application, addressing the interaction of Convention procedures and pre-existing federal rules on evidence gathering. As portions of ...


Mandatory Disclosure And Local Abrogation: In Search Of A Theory For Optional Rules, Lauren K. Robel Jan 1994

Mandatory Disclosure And Local Abrogation: In Search Of A Theory For Optional Rules, Lauren K. Robel

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