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-2013-0002-0698

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02/19/2014

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USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-2337

02/28/2014

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USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0330

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USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0505

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USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1822

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USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1936

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USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-2004

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USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0457

01/28/2014

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    • Public Submission
    • Posted:

      02/11/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0698
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    • Submitter Name:
      John Janowski
    • I respectfully submit that I am against the proposed rule changes. The proposed discovery rules and shifting of burdens will serve only to increase the cost of litigation, not...

    • Public Submission
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      02/14/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1284
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Thomas Atmore
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    • Please see attached.

    • Public Submission
    • Posted:

      02/14/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1283
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Joseph Stokes
    • I am an attorney who practices in federal court. I write because many of the proposed rules changes will negatively affect my clients by making civil litigation less efficient and...

    • Public Submission
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      02/16/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1613
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Karen Winters
    • We represent individuals who have been injured, usually by corporate entities. We need the latitude to explore possible causes, actors and circumstances related to the claims. We...

    • Public Submission
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      02/07/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0601
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      NORMAN WATTS
    • I write on behalf of myself and my partner Rick Morgan, who have been litigating False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases together for more than 17 years. We have litigated declined qui tam...

    • Public Submission
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      02/19/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-2184
    • Organization:
      Morgan Verkamp LLC
    • Submitter Name:
      Jennifer Verkamp
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    • Public Submission
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      02/16/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1572
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Judge Dennis Hubel
    • These proposed rule changes are an abomination. They will tilt the playing field overwhelmingly in favor of big business. The current rules are fair and flexible. There is no need...

    • Public Submission
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      02/18/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1724
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      John Munoz
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    • Public Submission
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      02/28/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-2337
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      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Thomas Tupper
    • The proposed changes undermine the very purpose of the Federal rules of discovery, to prepare for a trial the object of which is to determine the truth. The proposed changes would...

    • Public Submission
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      02/14/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1138
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Joel Grist
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    • Public Submission
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      02/18/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1754
    • Organization:
      Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.
    • Submitter Name:
      Gregory Fletcher
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    • Attached please find the comments of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights regarding the proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

    • Public Submission
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      11/15/2013

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0330
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Wade Henderson
    • These proposed changes unfairly stack the deck in favor of defendants in litigation and are not necessary. I have been litigating employee benefits claims for seven years and in...

    • Public Submission
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      02/16/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1574
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Nina Wasow
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    • Public Submission
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      02/28/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-2335
    • Organization:
      The Downs Law Firm
    • Submitter Name:
      Ross Downs
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    • Public Submission
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      02/16/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1614
    • Organization:
      Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
    • Submitter Name:
      Lea Bays
    • While I am supportive of efforts make the litigation process more efficient, I think these proposed rules do not accomplish the goals. These proposed changes will encourage...

    • Public Submission
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      02/03/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0505
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Jason Itkin
    • The proposed changes to the Rules of Civil Procedures will operate as a disincentive for defendants to engage in any meaningful discovery leading to meaningful settlement...

    • Public Submission
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      02/18/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1822
    • Organization:
      NELA
    • Submitter Name:
      Locksley Wade
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    • Public Submission
    • Posted:

      02/16/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1616
    • Organization:
      Association of Corporate Counsel
    • Submitter Name:
      Wendy Ackerman
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    • Public Submission
    • Posted:

      01/07/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0382
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      John Beisner
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    • See attached.

    • Public Submission
    • Posted:

      02/28/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-2336
    • Organization:
      Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC
    • Submitter Name:
      Michael Boorman
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    • Public Submission
    • Posted:

      02/13/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0854
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      James Carr
    • I have been a litigator in the federal courts for 22 years. The proposed changes to the discovery rules are unnecessary and unwise. In my experience, discovery is hard enough...

    • Public Submission
    • Posted:

      02/18/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-1936
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      William Towle
    • Dear Committee: The proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding discovery would unequivocally shift the landscape of civil litigation in a way that unfairly...

    • Public Submission
    • Posted:

      02/18/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-2004
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Monique Olivier
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    • Public Submission
    • Posted:

      02/07/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0602
    • Organization:
      Vincent M. Powers & Associates
    • Submitter Name:
      Elizabeth Govaerts
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    • Public Submission
    • Posted:

      01/28/2014

    • ID:
      USC-RULES-CV-2013-0002-0457
    • Organization:
      NA
    • Submitter Name:
      Carl A. Piccarreta
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