Rule 30(b)(6) May See First Substantive Change in Nearly 50 Years

On June 12, the committee charged with proposing amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will meet to discuss what could become the first substantive change to Rule 30(b)(6) since it was created in 1970. These changes would impose additional discovery obligations on corporations who receive 30(b)(6) deposition notices, as they would be required to meet and confer “before or promptly after” a 30(b)(6) notice is served regarding the “identity of the witness or witnesses who will testify and the matters on which each will testify.”

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