In 2017, the Dallas Court of Appeals quietly and with zero fanfare released the In re Sting Soccer opinion. It is an unpublished memorandum opinion, but it chocks a huge, unexpected punch to discovery-as-we-knew-it. Basically, it makes a lot of our standard objections illegal, with the effect of broadening the scope of discovery immeasurably. Note that no other COA has approved or disapproved of it and there’s been no weighing-in from SCOTX either. Even so, at least in the Dallas area — but probably state-wide — we should pay close attention to this case.
Here’s the video from my live Facebook CLE presentation on the topic — HERE.
Here’s the download white paper summary of In re Sting Soccer — discovery responding and objecting white paper.
Link to In re Sting Soccer case — HERE