Discovery can often clog the courts with unnecessary law and motion issues, draining the court’s resources when the issues can and should be resolved between the parties. MDR provides discovery referee services for all civil litigation matters, offering the parties an avenue to informally resolve their discovery disputes before resorting to law and motion. If the issue cannot be resolved informally, MDR will entertain discovery motions and make rational and thoughtful findings and recommendations to the court.
Discovery referee services are billed at a straight hourly rate of $500.
Cancellations less than 14 days before the scheduled hearing, the party or parties requesting the cancellation may be charged the full fee of the expected hearing time as well as preparation time of the discovery referee for the hearing.