Digging Through The New Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure

Law360, New York (May 26, 2015, 10:33 AM EDT) -- Last month, while the nation focused on the same-sex marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, behind the scenes the high court quietly approved several changes to the world of federal litigation. On April 29, Chief Justice John Roberts sent Congress a package amending Rules 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 37, 55 and 84 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.[1] Unless Congress intercedes, these amendments, originally approved by the Judicial Conference in September 2014, will become effective on Dec. 1. This article briefly previews the potential impacts of some key amendments to the FRCP governing discovery. Here,...

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