On January 29, 2021, Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark issued a Standing Order setting forth new procedures for the filing, service, and management of highly sensitive documents, defined as “HSD”. The Standing Order was issued in response to recent widespread disclosures of breaches of both private sector and government computer systems.

As the Order makes

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) now includes a confer-in-good-faith requirement.  The amendment addresses perceived deficiencies in the Rule 30(b)(6) process, including inadequately prepared witnesses and deficient notices. To address these challenges, the rule makers concluded that requiring lawyers to address such issues in advance will increase clarity and resolution.

The new amendment provides as

On Friday, September 4, 2020, the Delaware Supreme Court released a plan to restart jury trials in October, 2020, while extending the current judicial emergency an additional 30 days until October 5, 2020.  The Chief Justice likewise issued Administrative Order No. 10 memorializing the same.

According to the notice, the resumption of jury trials