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2013 Rep. Advisory Comm. on Civ. Rules 1 (2013)

handle is hein.usfed/adcvru0046 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
JEFFREY S. SUTTON                                     CHAIRS OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES
CHAIR
STEVEN M. COLLOTON
JONATHAN C. ROSE                                           APPELLATE RULES
SECRETARY
EUGENE R. WEDOFF
BANKRUPTCY RULES
DAVID G. CAMPBELL
CIVIL RULES
REENA RAGGI
CRIMINAL RULES
SIDNEY A. FITZWATER
EVIDENCE RULES
MEMORANDUM
To:       Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, Chair
Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure
From:     Honorable David G. Campbell, Chair
Advisory Committee on Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Date:     May 8, 2013
Re:       Report of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules
I. Introduction
The Civil Rules Advisory Committee met at the University of
Oklahoma College of Law on April 11-12, 2013. Draft Minutes of this
meeting are attached. This report has been prepared by Professor
Cooper, Committee Reporter, with Professor Marcus, Associate
Reporter, and various subcommittee chairs.
Part IA of this Report presents for action a proposal
recommending publication for comment of revisions to Rules 1, 4,
16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36, and 37. These recommendations are
little changed from the proposals that were presented for
discussion, but not for action, at the January meeting of the
Standing Committee. They form a package developed in response to
the central themes that emerged from the conference held at the
Duke Law School in May, 2010. Participants urged the need for
increased cooperation; proportionality in using procedural tools,
most particularly discovery; and early, active judicial case
management.
Part  IB  presents  for  action  a  proposal  recommending
publication for comment of a revised Rule 37 (e) . Publication was

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