Stop Defense Obstruction: Dealing with Written Discovery and Protective Order Abuse - On Demand CLE

Morgan Adams

34 Reviews
Format: On Demand Program
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Written discovery is critical. You need it to properly prepare for depositions, create or respond to motions, and arm or cross-examine experts. Yet reasonable discovery requests are often defeated by the defense’s obstructive tactics. Join Morgan Adams for a 60-minute program to learn how to deal with below-standard (BS) discovery objections and protective orders in federal and state court. 

In this program, Mr. Adams will cover:

  • Updated FRCP on discovery: the new “proportionality” test and the death of “not reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence”
  • Proper sequencing of discovery
  • Improper discovery: omnibus terms in discovery such as “any and all facts”
  • Boilerplate objections, reservations of rights, and general and preliminary objections
  • Making proper objections and avoiding sanctions as a plaintiff (if you have not changed your standard objections since 2015, you may be subject to sanctions)
  • Dealing with the typical defense runaround:
    • Interrogatories
    • Request for production
    • “Subject to” and “without waiving”
    • Undue expense, burden, and oppression
    • Overbroad
    • Control
    • Work Product
  • Privilege logs
  • Standards for a proper “meet and confer”
  • Unsigned discovery
  • How to use the FRCP in your state court case
  • Don’t forget the burden! Improper requests for protective orders

Morgan Adams has successfully taken on cases against some of the nation’s largest trucking, bus, and insurance companies. Adams has worked on cases in 44 states and achieved record results in multiple states and jurisdictions. He has repeatedly been selected as a Super Lawyer, is a member of the Belli Society, Taos Group, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 10/10 by AVVO, an AAJ Master of Trial Law Champion and a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College.

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On Demand Program: 78 Minutes
Original Air Date: 12/02/2021

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4.8 out of 5 stars Based on 34 reviews
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Isabel J.
Helpful for learning
What were your key takeaways from the program? Helpful for learning about ethical issues with objections, lawyer's duty per FRCP 26 as it pertains to objections and boilerplate responses; specificities and nuisances involved with determining what is relevant
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Laurel S.
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2015 and post federal rule
What were your key takeaways from the program? 2015 and post federal rule changes and case law Which topics did you find least valuable and why? Truck litigation specific, because I don't do personal injury work
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April B.
All lawyers can be
What were your key takeaways from the program? All lawyers can be more specific with their objections and need to do better. Also, I will be sure to get an affidavit for any standing protective order. Which topics did you find least valuable and why? It
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Gregory C.
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Discovery is a big part
What were your key takeaways from the program? Discovery is a big part of the fight.
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Frank M.
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Federal discovery response
What were your key takeaways from the program? Federal discovery response
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