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Avoiding Spoliation in 2017 Under New FRCP Amendments

The recent amendments to the FRCP made some important changes to the law regarding proportionality, eDiscovery spoliation, and sanctions. We now have almost a year’s experience with how federal courts have interpreted and applied these rules.

In this webinar Judge Xavier Rodriguez (United States District Court for the Western District of Texas) will comment on trends and practices from applicable 2016 case law and his experience. Learn some practical tips on meeting judicial expectations generally when addressing collection, preservation, and related sanctions issues. Lexbe CEO Gene Albert will also provide the background and context in this educational overview and update on this important eDiscovery subject.

Key Points

  • 2015 FRCP Amendments Overview on Preservation Sanctions
  • Selected 2016 Preservation Sanctions Case Law Since the Amendments
  • Changes in Sanction Practice and Standards
  • Approaches in Avoiding Sanctions for 2017 and Beyond

About the Speaker

The Honorable Xavier Rodriguez is a former Texas Supreme Court Justice and currently sits on the bench as a US District Judge for the Western District of Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree from the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas Law School. Prior to assuming the bench, he was a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright).

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