In the News Today - February 25, 2014

February 25, 2014

With discovery accounting for 50 to 90 percent of litigation costs, the federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules is considering changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that would narrow pretrial discovery burdens. National Law Journal

Baxter International says the U.S. government has closed its FCPA investigation without taking any action. WSJ Risk & Compliance Journal

The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Whirlpool and Sears in two class action lawsuits over moldy washing machines, clearing the way for the suits to proceed in U.S. district courts. The companies argued that the claims should not have been consolidated into a class. American Lawyer