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2014 Rep. Advisory Comm. on Civ. Rules 1 (2014)

handle is hein.usfed/adcvru0047 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:          Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, Chair
Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure
FROM:        Hon. David G. Campbell
Advisory Committee on Civil Rules
RE:          Report of Advisory Committee on Civil Rules
DATE:        May 2, 2014
Introduction
The Civil Rules Advisory Committee met at the Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland,
Oregon, on April 10-11, 2014. 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 I of this Report presents recommendations to approve for adoption several proposals that
were published for comment in August, 2013.
Part IA of this Report presents for action a proposal recommending adoption of revisions to
Rules 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, and 37. For the most part, these recommendations are little
changed from the proposals that were published for comment last summer. The most obvious
changes are encompassed by a recommendation to withdraw amendments that would tighten
presumptive numerical limits on some forms of discovery. The remaining amendments 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.

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