By Act 140 of 2007, the Louisiana Legislature amended Article 1462 to make it clear that a party may request electronically-stored information, which must be produced in a form in which it is ordinarily maintained or reasonably usable. The amendments also make it clear that, in order to access the computer system of an opposing party, the requesting party must make a showing of good cause. Article 1424(D) is amended to deal with inadvertent disclosure. In addition, Article 1425 has been amended to protect drafts of reports and other communications with experts that would reveal the mental impressions, conclusions, opinions, or trial strategy of an attorney. See generally, La. Code Civ. Pro. arts. 1420-1425 and 1461-1462.
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