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Miller Canfield Speaks on Michigan's New E-Discovery Rules at Kalamazoo County Bar Association Event

January 26, 2009

Miller Canfield E-Discovery Management Attorney, Jay Yelton, and IT Records Management Specialist, Mark Oudersluys, along with The Honorable Stephen D. Gortsalitz, who currently serves as Chief Judge of the 9th Circuit Court and the Rules Committee Chair of the Michigan Judges Association, will speak on the “Implementation of Michigan’s New E-Discovery Rules,” on Tuesday, February 3, 2009, from noon-1:00 p.m. at a Kalamazoo County Bar Association Event held at the Kalamazoo Public Library.

To register for this event, please call the Law Library at 269.553.7920.

On December 16, 2008, the Michigan Supreme Court approved changes to several discovery rules which took effect on January 1, 2009.  The new rules reflect several important changes including: A party need not produce e-documents if they are not reasonably accessible; A party will not be sanctioned for failing to preserve e-documents if they were lost as a result of the routine good faith operation of an electronic information system; and Increased likelihood of early scheduling conferences with the court to discuss e-discovery issues.

Miller Canfield is conducting a webinar on this topic for its clients and business contacts on Thursday, January 29, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. For more details and to register, please contact Virginia Herrick at 313.496.7548 or email