2009 Regular Session . June 11, 2009
SB 65, Electronic Discovery, Defeated on Senate Floor
Thanks to your calls and emails to your senators, the Senate today voted 15-20 to defeat SB 65, the electronic discovery bill authored by Sen. Jack Donahue on behalf of the U.S. Chamber and the “Coalition for Common Sense,” the Chamber’s tort reform initiative.
Special thanks to Senators Dan Claitor, Rob Marionneaux and Danny Martiny for incisive questioning of the author during debate. Sen. Donahue was not able to point to any specific problems encountered with electronic discovery in Louisiana. Sen. Claitor previously moved a study resolution through the Senate that urged the Law Institute to study the issue of electronic discovery.
Sen. Julie Quinn pointed out to the Senate that the role of the Law Institute is to study just such issues as this and that changes of this nature to the Code of Civil Procedure should not be made without their review and recommendation.
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