Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

 
Docket ID: USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002
Agency: United States Courts (USC)
Summary:
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules has proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Appendix of Forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. On August 15, 2013, the public comment period opens for the proposed amendments to Civil Rules 1, 4, 6, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 55, 84, and Appendix of Forms. The public comment period closes on February 15, 2014.
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USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0803

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USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-2201

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USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0467

01/29/2014

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    • Public Submission
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      02/12/2014

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      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0803
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    • Submitter Name:
      Jennifer Johnson
    • I practice in California, and am strongly opposed to these changes. The changes will make it more difficult for persons injured by dangerous products to get necessary discovery...

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      02/13/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0807
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Spencer Pahlke
    • The Judicial Conference proposed changes to the Federal Rules would give considerable advantage in litigation to corporate defendants over individual plaintiffs. The following...

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      02/13/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0834
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Nick Manthey
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    • Public Submission
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      02/13/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0810
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Paul Smith II
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    • Public Submission
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      02/18/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1830
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    • Submitter Name:
      Edward Stege
    • As both a plaintiff and sometimes defense attorney, I am very much against these rule changes. From all I can tell, they will diminish the rights of parties to reasonable...

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      02/18/2014

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      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1863
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      gwin lewis punches and kelly
    • Submitter Name:
      sam gwin
    • I have been a civil rights lawyer, representing plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases in the federal courts, for 37 years. My clients are working class or middle class...

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      02/18/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1915
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Phyllis Gelman
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      02/13/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0976
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    • Submitter Name:
      David McCormack
    • Dear Committee Members: I oppose the proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. They will limit the number of depositions from 10 to 5, and from 25 interrogatories...

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      02/13/2014

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      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0811
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Demian Oksenendler
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      02/11/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0684
    • Organization:
      Altria and Philip Morris USA
    • Submitter Name:
      Michael Klein
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    • Public Submission
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      02/18/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-2018
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Justin Browne
    • I have been a trial lawyer for 37 years, practicing as both plaintiff and defense counsel. These proposed changes are either unnecessary or would negatively and drastically change...

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      02/14/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1155
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Brian Wojtalewicz
    • I am an attorney who practices in Massachusetts. I was admitted to the bar in 1975. My litigation practice primarily consist of representing the injured. It is a solo practice...

    • Public Submission
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      02/13/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0944
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      David Hoyt
    • I have read the proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with dismay. I have represented plaintiffs exclusively for the past 25 years. Although I have considerable...

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      02/13/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0943
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Robert Jensen
    • The proposed changes to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 are unnecessary and counterproductive. Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(b)(2)(c) already permits the court to limit discovery when "the burden or...

    • Public Submission
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      09/16/2013

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0275
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Glenn Draper
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    • Public Submission
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      02/13/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0808
    • Organization:
      McDonald Toole Wiggins, P.A.
    • Submitter Name:
      Gary Toole
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    • Public Submission
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      02/13/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0886
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    • Submitter Name:
      Richard Hunsaker
    • I am an experienced antitrust litigator with over 35 years of experience.The proposed changes make no sense for complex cases , including the horizontal price fixing cases I...

    • Public Submission
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      02/14/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1304
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Howard sedran
    • The proposed discovery rule changes are more burdensome to the plaintiff and solo attorney and greatly favors the large company defendants and their large law firms.

    • Public Submission
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      02/13/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0860
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Patrick Flanigan
    • I join NELANY in opposing the amendments insofar as they seek to limit discovery in employment cases based on proportionality to the size of the case. Employment cases are unique...

    • Public Submission
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      02/18/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1856
    • Organization:
      NELA NY
    • Submitter Name:
      Ronald Dunn
    • I oppose the rule changes because they will make it even more difficult for plaintiffs to adequate prepare employment discrimination cases. While the value to society of...

    • Public Submission
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      02/03/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0511
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Les Alderman
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    • Ford Motor Company respectfully submits this Comment to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules concerning the Preliminary Draft of Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil...

    • Public Submission
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      11/25/2013

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0343
    • Organization:
      Ford Motor Company
    • Submitter Name:
      Doug Lampe
    • This has got to stop. Those persons and entities that controls such legislation are obviously out of touch with the difficulties and expenses of litigation. This chills the rights...

    • Public Submission
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      02/16/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1583
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Alex Perkins
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    • Please see the three attached PDF files. They include the Preservation Costs Survey Final Report, which presents empirical data relevant to the proposed Rules amendments; the...

    • Public Submission
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      02/19/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-2201
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      William Hubbard
    • The 2006 e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure played an important role in reducing the financial burdens placed on companies like Walgreen Co. However...

    • Public Submission
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      01/29/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0467
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Michael Freeman
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