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At its July 22 – 24, 2010 meeting, the Board of Governors considered a Commission request that the Board adopt all of the Commission’s proposed new and amended rules. Board consideration of this request followed the conclusion of a comprehensive public comment distribution of all of the Commission’s proposed rules that ended on June 15, 2010. The Commission requested Board adoption of sixty-eight proposed rules. Of these sixty-eight proposed rules, sixty were adopted and one proposed rule, Rule 8.3 (re reporting misconduct), was not adopted. For the remaining seven rules, the Board authorized an additional 30-day public comment period to seek input on changes made to those rules after the comment period that ended on June 15, 2010. The comments are due on August 23, 2010. You can see the seven rules for review and how to comment here.
The Fifth District Court of Appeal case of Coito vs. Superior Court was granted review on 06/09/10. A new case just came out of the Fifth District Court of Appeal on the issue of whether a witness statement taken by an attorney is subject to discovery, and whether Judicial Form Interrogatory 12.3 can be objected to on a blanket basis based on attorney work product doctrine. The holding of this case is that witness statements, even if taken by an attorney, are discoverable in most instances, and a blanket objection to 12.3 will not stand in the Fifth District.
Thanks goes to Barbara Haubrich, ACP/CAS for this information. You can find more great information on her blog.