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1997 Rep. Advisory Comm. on Civ. Rules 1 (1997)

handle is hein.usfed/adcvru0030 and id is 1 raw text is: COMMITTEE ON RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
OF THE
JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OFTHE UNITED STATES
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20544
ALICEMARIE H. STOTLER                                    CHAIRS OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES
CHAIR
JAMES K. LOGAN
PETER G. McCABE                                             APPELLATE RULES
SECRETARY
ADRIAN G. DUPLANTIER
BANKRUPTCY RULES
PAUL V. NIEMEYER
CIVIL RULES
D. LOWELL JENSEN
CRIMINAL RULES
FERN M. SMITH
EVIDENCE RULES
To:       Honorable  Alicemarie  H.  Stotler,   Chair,  Standing
Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure
From:     Paul V. Niemeyer, Chair, Advisory Committee on Civil
Rules
Date:     May 21, 1997
Re:       Report of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules
I Introduction
The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules met on March 20 and 21,
1997, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Advisory Committee met again on
May 1 and 2, 1997, in Naples, Florida.   A brief summary of the
topics  considered  at  these  meetings  is  provided   in  this
Introduction. Part II recommends that this Committee transmit to
the Judicial Conference, with a recommendation for adoption, two
amendments of Civil Rule 23 dealing with class actions.     Part
III(A) describes   the progress   of  the Advisory   Committee's
deliberations with respect to the other proposed Rule 23 amendments
published for comment in August, 1996. Part III(B) describes a few
additional Rule 23 proposals that have emerged from the public
comment period and that have been placed on the Committee's Rule 23
agenda. Part III(C) briefly describes the continuing work of the
Discovery Subcommittee, while Part III(D) notes a habeas corpus
issue that calls for joint consideration by the Civil and Criminal
Rules Committees.
The March meeting was held in conjunction with the American
Bar Association CJRA Implementation Conference. Advisory Committee
members attended the plenary sessions of the Conference, and met
separately to conduct Committee and subcommittee business.   The

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