Initial disclosures are information that a party to a federal lawsuit must provide to the opposing side before a discovery request is made. The meeting at which the disclosures are made is often referred to as the 'early meeting of counsel.' The information a party is required to provide includes, among other things, the name, address, and telephone number of persons likely to have discoverable information. Certain actions are exempt from the requirement of initial disclosures, including actions for review on administrative records, a petition for habeas corpus, or a proceeding ancillary to a proceeding in another court. SmartRules Federal Courts centralizes rules sources for the Federal Courts practitioner, for free. SmartRules offers premium coverage to members, with simple, step-by-step requirements for drafting and filing documents in many state and federal courts. If you practice in California, New York, Illinois, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Missouri, Delaware, District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, or in major Federal District Courts, you will want to know SmartRules.
Initial disclosures are information that a party to a federal lawsuit must provide to the opposing side before a discovery request is made. The meeti... expand