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New Discovery Master Law Takes Effect on Nov. 1, 2015, by James C. Milton, Oklahoma Bar Journal – Sept. 26, 2015, Vol. 86, No. 25.-

(Originally published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal – Sept. 12, 2015 – Vol. 86, No. 24)

http://www.okbar.org/members/BarJournal/archive2015/SeptArchive15/OBJ8624Milton.aspx

Effective on Nov. 1, 2015, the Oklahoma Discovery Code will include a new statute that provides for discovery masters in civil litigation.1 The new statute will be codified as Section 3225.1 of the Discovery Code.

Section 3225.1 is based in large part on Rule 53 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure..2 Rule 53 allows for federal courts to appoint ‘judicial masters’ to address complex issues in exceptional cases. . . .

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