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2001 Rep. Advisory Comm. on Civ. Rules 1 (2001)

handle is hein.usfed/adcvru0034 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
ANTHONY J. SCIRICA                                                     CHAIRS OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES
CHAIR
WILL L. GARWOOD
PETER G. McCABE                                                              APPELLATE RULES
SECRETARY
A. THOMAS SMALL
BANKRUPTCY RULES
DAVID F. LEVI
CIVILRULES
W. EUGENE DAVIS
CRIMINAL RULES
MILTON I. SHADUR
EVIDENCE RULES
To:   Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, Chair, Standing Committee
on Rules of Practice and Procedure
From: David F. Levi, Chair, Advisory Committee on
the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Date: May 14,2001
Re:   Report of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee
Introduction
The Civil Rules Advisory Committee met on March 12, 2001, and April 23 and 24, 2001,
at the Administrative Office of the United States Courts in Washington, D.C. It voted to recommend
adoption of a new rule and rules amendments that were published for comment in August 2000 and
January 2001, with modifications in response to the public comments. Part I of this report details
these recommendations in four parts. The first relates to new Civil Rule 7.1, governing corporate
disclosure; this proposal parallels published proposals to amend Appellate Rule 26.1 and to adopt
a new Criminal Rule 12.4, and may be affected by the proposal to publish a Bankruptcy Rule that
would depart from these other proposals in significant ways. The second relates to amendments of
Civil Rule 58 aimed at the separate document requirement, including a conforming amendment
of Civil Rule 54; these proposals are integrated with proposals to amend Appellate Rule 4(a)(7), and
indeed began with the Appellate Rules Committee. The third relates to Civil Rule 81, which would
be amended to integrate better with the separate rules governing § 2254 and § 2255 proceedings; it
began in conjunction with review of those rules, but can be separated from them as the Criminal
Rules Committee continues its work on them. The fourth and final part is a set of technical
amendments to conform forfeiture provisions of the Supplemental Admiralty Rules to legislative
changes that occurred too late to be recognized in the Admiralty Rules amendments that took effect
on December 1, 2000.
Part II describes Advisory Committee recommendations to publish for comment three sets
of rules amendments. Each involves a project that has been long on the Advisory Committee

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