The Texas Supreme Court recently decided the issue on how much discovery is allowed to show bias on an expert witness.
The Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston recently held that a defendant is entitled to discovery of the insurance contracts between the insurer and the plaintiff's healthcare provider to aid in determining whether the providers are required to accept payments of less than the amounts billed.
Can a party preserve specific objections to discovery by filing a Protective Order? One recent case out of Tyler, Texas, answers that question.
The Prequel (Pre-Suit Discovery):
The Georgia Supreme Court is poised to review a case that could substantially affect the attorney-client privilege and the relationship a firm has with its in-house counsel. The essential issue of the case is "whether communications between lawyers and in-house counsel are protected by the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine when a dispute arises between the firm and a client."