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Megan Brillault Quoted in Bloomberg BNA on Recent Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

January 21, 2016

Megan Brillault, a Principal in Beveridge & Diamond's New York office and leader of the firm's Litigation practice group, was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report titled "Civil Rule Changes Could Affect Environmental Litigation." With the recent changes, parties are now required to prove that their discovery requests are proportional to the needs of the case. However, this requirement won't "freeze or chill plaintiffs' ability to get discovery," Ms. Brillault said. 

Ms. Brillault also discussed an adjustment period and said to expect "some fumbling around, as there often is, when something new comes, as lawyers and courts try to figure out how things are going to proceed.”

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Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, 12 DEN B-1 (Jan. 20, 2016). Copyright 2016 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com.