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Rule 53 Special Masters: When to Use Them, How to Use Them, and Who Pays Plus Facebook and Jurors

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, December 27, 2012

Originally published in the December 3, 2012 issue of LitigationWorld: Do you enjoy dealing with obstreperous opposing counsel? Or clueless opposing counsel? If so, you can skip this issue of LitigationWorld. If you prefer the easy path, keep reading to learn how a Rule 53 special master can help you. Seattle litigator Kim Gunning explains when to consider using a special master, what the rule requires, and situations in which the court may order opposing counsel to cover all the costs. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for a recent court opinion about juror misconduct that ponders what being a Facebook friend really means.

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