The federal rules are changing… again!

Nov 28, 2016 By: Benjamin Heiss

Amendments to both the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP) and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) will become effective on December 1, 2016.

Changing plaintiffs’ standard gives defendants cheap judgments: Unintended consequences?

Feb 24, 2016 By: Dennis Wall

Under changes made by the Roberts Court, if the judge does not think that a complaint is “plausible,” then it isn’t. The complaint will be dismissed.

Top Posts on the FRCP Amendments

Dec 2, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Since October, we have featured posts on the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) that recently took effect.

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.

Practical Law Feature: The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Are Changing: Are You Prepared?

Nov 24, 2015 By: Jaime Semensohn

Significant amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will take effect on December 1, so practitioners should familiarize themselves with the changes.

The Concept of Proportionality in the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Nov 19, 2015 By: Paul D. Rheingold

The changes in discovery practice in the FRCP that will go into effect December 1 seem to center on a concept of “proportionality,” which is mentioned very prominently in new Rule 26(b).

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.

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