5th Circuit's E-Briefing Innovation Prompts Rule Change

Law360, Dallas (December 2, 2013, 7:35 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit adopted new briefing rules, effective Sunday, that standardize the format of citations to the record so its judges can use a software program developed in-house that allows judges to instantly access electronic copies of the underlying documents.

The court also formally adopted a federal appellate rule change that eliminates the requirement for a separate “statement of the case” section focused on the litigation’s procedural background and instead combines procedural history with the facts and issues up for review. Briefs filed after Dec. 1...
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