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2011 Rep. Advisory Comm. on Civ. Rules 142 (2011)

handle is hein.usfed/adcvru0044 and id is 1 raw text is: COMMITTEE ON RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
OF THE
JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20544
LEE H. ROSENTHAL                                                         CHAIRS OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES
CHAIR
JEFFREY S. SUTTON
PETER G. McCABE                                                                 APPELLATE RULES
SECRETARY
EUGENE R. WEDOFF
BANKRUPTCY RULES
MARK R. KRAVITZ
CIVIL RULES
RICHARD C. TALLMAN
CRIMINAL RULES
SIDNEY A. FITZWATER
EVIDENCE RULES
MEMORANDUM
DATE:        May 2, 2011
TO:          Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal, Chair, Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and
Procedure
FROM:        Honorable Mark R. Kravitz, Chair, Advisory Committee on Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure
RE:          Report of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee
I.    Introduction
The Civil Rules Advisory Committee met at the University of Texas School of Law on April
4 and 5, 2011. Draft Minutes of this meeting are attached.
Part I presents the Committee's recommendation to publish for comment revisions of Civil
Rule 45.
Part II presents several matters on the Committee agenda for information and possible
discussion. Part II A provides illustrations of approaches that might be taken to crafting a rule on
preserving information for discovery. These illustrations have been prepared to stimulate discussion
at a miniconference the Committee plans to hold in September. II B describes continuing study of
pleading standards, including a report by the Federal Judicial Center. II C is an account of the work
being done to carry forward the ideas and energy generated by the 2010 Litigation Review
Conference at Duke Law School. Finally, II D describes two general questions posed by Rule 6(d):

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