The College's Federal Civil Procedure Committee has provided the following documents for review by Fellows.
April 29, 2015 Letters from Chief Justice John Roberts Submitting FRCP Amendments
Summary: April 29, 2015 letters from Chief Justice John Roberts submitting to Congress the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that have been adopted by the Supreme Court of the United States pursuant to Section 2072 of Title 28, United States code.
Minutes from the Federal Civil Procedure Committee Meeting. Feb. 27, 2015
Summary: The committee proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and received candid comments from guest U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke. The proposed amendments are now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The committee also discussed U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett's order dated July 28, 2014, in The Security National Bank of Sioux City, Iowa v. Abbott Laboratories.
Memo from the Honorable David G. Campbell, U.S. District Judge for the District of Arizona, Chair of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee
Summary: A memo dated Dec. 2, 2014 from Judge Campbell regarding the Oct. 30, 2014 Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee meeting at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Summary: A memo entitled "The Civil Rules Package as Approved by the Judicial Conference," dated September 2014 by Thomas Y. Allman, a former General Counsel and Chair Emeritus of the Sedona Conference WG 1 on E-Discovery and the E-Discovery Committee of Lawyers for Civil Justice.
Summary: The trial where U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Western Division, imposed an unusual sanction based upon certain counsel's conduct at a deposition in the case.
Summary: An article by Past President Robert L. Byman which was published August 25, 2014 in the National Law Journal.
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