At its June meeting, the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (“The Standing Committee”) unanimously approved for publication and public comment proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The proposed amendments would affect rules 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36, and 37. A proposed change to Rule 84 (namely, its abrogation) may also be published for public comment. Many of the amendments are quite far reaching and would have a substantial impact, particularly on discovery.
For more information, Click Here to read the May Report of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, where all proposed amendments are discussed in detail, and check back here on August 15th for a link to the proposed amendments as published for public comment.