civilly speaking

The Ohio Association for Justice Podcast by Trial Lawyers, for Trial Lawyers


September 28, 2020

Gamesmanship, within the rules, is part of litigation.

– Judge John O’Donnell, Episode 63

Proportionality in Discovery with special guest Judge John O’Donnell

In episode 63 of Civilly Speaking, host Sean Harris speaks to Judge John O’Donnell, a judge in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court and candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court, about the new rule 26.

I would say from a practice tip perspective, make sure that if you have discoverable information, you have given it over. And you’ve made clear to your opponent, essentially by giving over what you have – and it might be limited – that you believe the evidence that’s most supportive of your cause of action is in your opponent’s possession.

– Judge John O’Donnell, Episode 63

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