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Proposed Federal Rules Amendments

Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Brittany Kauffman
On April 29, 2015, the United States Supreme Court adopted amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and submitted them to Congress. The long-awaited amendments, often described as a “package” of complementary amendments, focus on increasing cooperation, achieving proportionality in discovery, and encouraging...

Judicial Conference Forwards "Significant" Proposed Federal Rule Amendments to Supreme Court

Brittany Kauffman
On Tuesday, September 16, the Judicial Conference of the United States forwarded the proposed rule amendments to the Supreme Court with the recommendation that they be adopted. The announcement recognized that these amendments represent “significant” proposals designed to promote the just, speedy, and inexpensive...

Additional Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Published

Brittany Kauffman
The latest round of proposed amendments published for comment appear to be just housekeeping measures, and therefore are not nearly as significant as the proposed amendments that were published for comment last August. These newest proposals include a clarifying amendment to Rule 4, removal of service by electronic...

Proposed Federal Rule Amendments Move One Step Closer to Implementation

Brittany Kauffman
At its meeting last week, the Judicial Conference’s Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure. The approved amendments will be reviewed by the Judicial Conference of the...

Revised Rule 37(e) and Committee Note Published in Anticipation of Standing Committee Meeting

Brittany Kauffman
In advance of this week's Standing Committee meeting on May 29 and 30, the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules has drafted a new Committee Note to accompany its newly revised proposed Rule 37(e). This is another step forward in the long process of adopting revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Note...

Advisory Committee Approves Duke Package and Last-Minute Streamlined Rule 37(e)

Brittany Kauffman
At the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules’ meeting last week in Portland, Oregon, the Committee voted to adopt the Duke Conference “package” of amendments, as well as a last minute revised and streamlined Rule 37(e). The Committee considered and approved for adoption the package of amendments as laid out in the Agenda...