Managing Partner Keith Wesley‘s column, “Central District Local Rule 37-1 – laudable in intent; problematic in practice” was published today by the Daily Journal. In this piece, Wesley argues that though the intent behind the rule was to improve communication between counsel and streamline discovery disputes, the rule in practice leads to undue delay and expense. Citing the prevalence of alternative procedures being utilized by individual magistrate judges already, Wesley suggests it is time to revise the Local Rule altogether. To read more, click here. (Subscription may be required.)
Wesley is a business trial lawyer and litigator whose practice encompasses all facets of business litigation. He has particular knowledge in the areas of trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secrets, false advertising, unfair competition, employment/partnership disputes, insurance, and class actions.