In several prior posts here on the DiscoverReady blog, we presented analysis and updates regarding the slate of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Yesterday those amendments came one step closer to implementation, when the Supreme Court issued an order adopting them and transmitting them to Congress. Unless Congress enacts legislation to reject, modify, or defer the amendments, they will take effect on December 1, 2015.
In its Order, the Supreme Court stated that the amended rules will govern all proceedings in civil cases commenced after December 1, 2015, and “insofar as just and practicable, all proceedings then pending.” So, if you have litigation already pending in Federal Court, get ready. . . You can review the full package submitted to Congress here.
See our previous posts on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.