Cutting through the confusion relating to 2017 Oklahoma Discovery Code amendments

The 2017 amendments to the Oklahoma Discovery Code make it more consistent with the 2015 amendments to the discovery provisions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The purpose of the federal amendments was to limit the costs and scope of discovery to prevent discovery over-use. Section 3226 (B)(1)(a) defining the Oklahoma scope of discovery adopts the federal proportionality rule and allows discovery regarding any matter, not privileged, which is relevant to any party’s claim or defense, reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence and proportional to the needs of the case, considering (1) the importance of the issues at stake in the action, (2) the amount [...]