Ask and Ye Shall Pay?

Nov 25, 2015 By: Steven Baicker-McKee

The new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure codifies the discretion of the trial judge to shift costs.

I Want Your Documents. NOW!

Nov 19, 2015 By: William M. Janssen

The Advisory Committee drafted amendments accelerating the start of the document request process.

Federal civil lawsuits get speedier (and other scheduling order revisions)

Nov 12, 2015 By: William M. Janssen

The time for issuing a case’s Scheduling Order (where, importantly, critical deadlines for joinder, pleadings amendments, close-of-discovery, and motion filing will be set) has been shortened.

“Oops! I just deleted all the emails.”

Nov 5, 2015 By: Steven Baicker-McKee

New FRCP Rule 37(e) contains a comprehensive scheme for imposing sanctions for the destruction or failure to preserve (that is, “spoliation”) of ESI.

The Fuse Just Got Shortened: Fewer Days for Service in Federal Court

Oct 29, 2015 By: William M. Janssen

Effective December 1, 2015, the federal service of process deadline gets shortened by 30 days.

“I OBJECT.” Kinda. You have to guess what I mean.

Oct 23, 2015 By: Steven Baicker-McKee

This is the third in a series of articles where the authors of the Federal Civil Rules Handbook – Steve Baicker-McKee and Bill Janssen – discuss some of the more significant amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that take effect in less than two months’ time.

Say goodbye to the Federal Civil Forms (or at least to most of them)

Oct 15, 2015 By: Steven Baicker-McKee

This is the second in a series of articles where authors Steve Baicker-McKee and Bill Janssen discuss some of the more significant amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

The Amendments are Coming! The Amendments are Coming!

Oct 9, 2015 By: Steven Baicker-McKee

In just about 2 months, on December 1, 2015, the controversial amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil procedure will almost certainly go into effect.