Rule 26(a)(1) requires parties to provide the following information to each other party: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of each person “likely to have discoverable information that the disclosing party may use to support its claims or defenses, unless solely for impeachment, identifying the subjects of the information”; (2) a copy of all documents (or a description by category and location of all documents) and things in the possession or control of the disclosing party that she may use to support her claims or defenses (again, unless solely for impeachment); (3) the plaintiff must provide a computation of damages claimed; and (4) the defendant must identify (and make available for copying) any insurance agreement under which an insurer may be liable to satisfy all or part of the judgment. See the latest O’Connors’ Federal Rules: Civil Trials for more information.
What is the Deadline for Rule 26 Initial Disclosures?
Rule 26(a)(1) initial disclosures are due fourteen (14) days after the Rule 26(f) conference. Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1)(C). For parties joined after the Rule 26(f) conference, initial disclosures are due thirty (30) days after joining. Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1)(D).
Links to Deadline Calculator Pages for Pertinent Federal Court Deadlines:
Answers to Counterclaims and Crossclaims
Reply to an Answer (If Ordered)
Effect of a Motion on the Answer Deadline
Responses to Discovery Requests
Affidavits in Opposition to Motions
Motion for a More Definite Statement