Litigation: Are the proposed FRCP amendments too little, too much or just right?

Based on a review of the comments, the slate of proposed adopted rules currently on the table will face an uphill battle


Amending the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is both a major undertaking and a major event. Since they were first promulgated in 1938, they have been amended only a handful of times. In 1966, they were amended to unify civil and admiralty procedure; in 2007, they were rewritten to achieve greater ease of understanding; and in 2009, substantial changes were made to timing requirements and the calculation of deadlines.

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Cynthia Courtney

Cynthia Courtney is the current assistant attorney general for the state of Connecticut. She was formerly vice president discovery engineering and general counsel at D4....

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