Here is a "Cooperation Proclamation" by The Sedona Conference, regarding the discovery phase of litigation, that also has been signed on to by a number of judges around the country. The Sedona Conference is a "thought leader"  on litigation topics, including in the area of electronic discovery (EDD) or the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). If the discovery phase of litigation was fraught with a lack of cooperation before EDD, the advent of EDD has exacerbated the problem and increased costs exponentially. This proclamation is a noble effort to help those of us in the trenches of litigation.