Category Archives: Federal Rules

Goodbye, Federal Rules’ Extra 3 Days Due To E-Mail/Electronic Service

On December 1, 2016, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended (amendments available here). Of most importance to civil federal-court practitioners is that the amendments eliminated the extra 3 days previously added onto a deadline for responding to discovery … Continue reading

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New Federal Rules

On December 1, 2015, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended (the amendments are here and a redline showing the changes from the prior version of the Rules is here). Here’s a quick summary of what I believe to … Continue reading

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Federal Rule 45 Substantially Amended

Effective December 1, 2013, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45 (dealing with subpoenas) has been amended. Among other things, the rule now: (i) requires the subpoena to issue from the court where the action is pending; (ii) allows service anywhere … Continue reading

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Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Effective December 1, 2010, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 8, 26, and 56, and Illustrative Civil Form 52, were amended (pdf copy available here).  The most notable amendment, in our view, is the amendment to Rule 26, which, generally speaking, … Continue reading

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