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Judicial Controls and the Civil Litigative Process: Discovery

Paul R. J. Connolly, Edith A. Holleman, Michael J. Kuhlman
January 1, 1978
In Print: Available for Distribution

A description of the use of the discovery rules then in effect in a sample of more than 3,000 cases from six district courts. The report provides quantitative information on each discovery device and on discovery motions. The authors evaluate the relationship between the degree of judicial control and the time required for discovery and provide guidelines for judges to use in setting discovery time limits. This report is a product of the District Court Studies Project.