Thursday, August 14, 2008

Standing Committee Requests Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Civil Rules

The Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States (the Standing Committee) has published proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for comment. The proposed amendments are to Rule 26 (discovery) and Rule 56 (summary judgment).

Hearings on the proposed changes to the civil rules will be held in Washington, D.C., on November 17, 2008, in San Antonio, Texas, on January 14, 2009, and in San Francisco, California, on February 2, 2009. All comments are due by February 17, 2009.

Links to information about the proposed amendments appear below:

Brochure Summarizing Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules August 2008 (PDF)
Report of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules May 2008 (PDF)


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