pretrial discovery


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pretrial discovery

n. (See: discovery)

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The Article concludes by suggesting that exploiting this quasi-inquisitorial narrative might offer promising inroads--doctrinally, politically, or both--for reformed approaches to investigative oversight, pretrial discovery, and plea bargaining.
Supreme Court, include language intended to narrow the scope of pretrial discovery to ensure demands are "proportional" to the needs of a particular case.
The case was noteworthy because Wood and his team obtained a writ of mandamus overturning several of the trial court's rulings on pretrial discovery matters, and in the process created new law favorable to corporate defendants sued in derivative actions in Texas.
The new law should increase the number of criminal prosecutions, because in addition to creating a financial incentive for plaintiffs to turn in lawyers and case runners who make illegal offers, Edwards said lawyers like him can provide criminal evidence, collected during pretrial discovery hearings in civil suits, to prosecutors and the State Bar of Texas.
The investigation also serves as a means of pretrial discovery for the accused and defense counsel in copies of the criminal investigation and witness statements are provided and witnesses who testify may be cross-examined, it said.
Part 2 treats pretrial matters, with three chapters on the criminal justice process, pretrial discovery, and the exclusionary rule and motions to suppress evidence.
In many cases what each of the parties may be allowed to elicit from the opposing party is determined during the pretrial discovery process.
You have also explained that pretrial discovery orders are considered "nonfinal" and "interlocutory" and therefore not appealable as a matter of right.
This publication contains strategy and tactics for handling sixteen specific ESI issues throughout pretrial discovery.
Although the court observed that New York has long favored open and far-reaching pretrial discovery.
Also, new results from the American Bar Association Section of Litigation survey on the rules for the civil justice system show that a significant number of respondents believe that pretrial discovery can be excessive, potentially increasing the cost of litigation, delaying the resolution of cases and denying the public a "just, speedy and inexpensive determination" as called for by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.