Stephen Riden was quoted in a recent Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article about a development in eDiscovery involving the closely-watched Judge Shira Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The article was written by David E. Frank. A copy of the article is available here.

In the article, Stephen describes the impact of Judge Scheindlin’s withdrawal of an earlier ruling concerning disclosure obligations of a federal agency:

Stephen D. Riden, a civil litigator at Boston’s Beck, Reed, Riden, said Scheindlin’s February ruling
created a new understanding of what government parties had to produce in response to a FOIA

That understanding is now off the table, he observed.

“The guidance that the judge provided is simply no longer there,” he said. “But a lot of what was
written in her [February] decision is still relevant because it was a back-to-the-basics approach of encouraging attorneys to deal with each other in a way that is fair and open with one another.”

Stephen frequently writes and speaks about commercial litigation issues, including electronic discovery.

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