Proposed revisions to Federal Rule of Evidence 803(16), the exception to the hearsay rule for “ancient documents,” would have a dramatic impact on many cases frequently litigated in federal court, according to business litigator Jonathan Reich in this recent Law360 article (subscription required). Reich explains how the revisions will impact certain toxic tort, products liability and institutional childhood sexual abuse cases. The same evidentiary revisions will also effect defendants in those actions who then seek insurance coverage for the same claims.

Reich represents clients in all stages of litigation; including trial by jury and appeals. He represents clients in matters ranging from complex commercial and business litigation involving fraud and unfair business practices to defending products liability, wrongful death, and catastrophic personal injury cases. He was counsel of record in two recent cases which have been recognized among the most important insurance cases in North Carolina in 2014. He is a co-author of All Risks Covered, a blog covering issues  business insurance issues.