May 27, 2010 03:06
by Glenn Lammi
DRI filed an amicus brief in support of cert being granted in Textron v. U.S. The Court denied cert yesterday. If For the Defense was planning on posting about the outcome, we hope you will take a look at, or reference, the following post on Washington Legal Foundation's blog. We filed in the case as well. http://wlflegalpulse.com/2010/05/26/supreme-court-cert-denial-textron/
5/27/2010 6:07:02 AM #
Thank you for your post, Glenn, and for linking to the fine article on the WLF blog. DRI shares your disappointment in the Court’s denial of cert in Textron, but we look forward to assisting our members, especially those on the corporate side, in any way that we can to keep this decision from undermining the quality of representation that they are able to provide to their clients. We are in the process of deciding the best ways to respond. Because of DRI’s strengths in live and distance programming, as well as publications, I believe this matter will be addressed on a number of levels as we continue to monitor the various circuits’ interpretations of FRCP 26. (As managing editor of DRI’s print journals, For The Defense and In-House Defense Quarterly, I am always looking for and eager to hear from authors who wish to submit relevant and timely articles interpreting recent action by the Court.) And, of course, DRI’s Amicus Committee will be watching for any further opportunity to support Supreme Court review of the circuit split on this particular issue.
Jay Ludlam, Managing Editor, For The Defense, In-House Defense Quarterly