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Data on Discovery Cutoffs

Thomas E. Willging
February 23, 1998
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Memorandum to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules expanding on earlier report on time limits on discovery. Findings are based on data gathered from a survey of counsel in 1,000 closed civil cases and differed from findings Rand Corp. presented to the committee. The memorandum includes the following two tables:

Table 1: Length of discovery cutoffs

Table 2: Percentage of attorneys who complained that time for discovery was too short by length of discovery cutoffs imposed.