Civil Procedure I
There are three categories of required disclosures:
- Expert Disclosures
- Pretrial Disclosures
Parties may obtain discovery regarding any nonprivileged matter that is relevant to any party's claim or defense and proportional to the needs of the case, considering the importance of the issues at stake in the action, the amount in controversy, the parties relative access to relevant information, the parties’ resources, the importance of the discovery in resolving the issues, and whether the burden or expense of the proposed discovery outweighs its likely benefits. Rule 26(b)(1).
- Information within this scope of discovery need not be admissible in evidence to be discoverable.