National Business Institute
How to Use Discovery Special Masters, Forensic Neutrals and Technical Special Masters
June 16, 2020
By Daniel B. Garrie and Peggy Leen
Disputes are becoming increasingly complex. The average civil litigation in federal courts takes upwards of 24 months to resolve on the merits.2 Thus, the bench and bar are increasingly looking to alternative processes, such as the appointment of special masters or referees, to reduce time and cost…
Discovery special masters work at the direction of the courts across all facets of the discovery process. They are the most common and widely used type of special master. Discovery special masters can be used in banking, bankruptcy, corporate dispute, class action or product liability cases, among others.
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