Moore's Federal Practice, Revision of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Including Style Amendments to Rules 1-86 and new Rule 5.2
This pamphlet addresses the numerous Civil Rule changes scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2007, including new Rule 5.2 on privacy protection for filings made with the court, and extensive stylistic revisions to Rules 1 through 86. Style changes are illustrated with side-by-side comparison.
The style amendments clarify and simplify the language of the Civil Rules. With the exception of a small number of changes characterized as style-substance, the amendments are not intended to change substantive meaning. Practitioners familiar with the current version of the rules will notice an extensive array of changes. Many rules have been reordered at the subdivision level (a), (b), (c) or lower. Material in the rules deemed outdated or repetitious has been deleted. Rule text has been substantially revised to improve consistency from rule to rule and modernize word usage.
As an exclusive feature, the pamphlet features a preface by Lee H. Rosenthal, U.S. District Court Judge, S.D. Texas, Chair of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. Judge Rosenthal supervised the rule restyling project.
Table of Contents
Preface, The Restyled Federal Civil Rules, by Lee H. Rosenthal, U.S. District Court Judge, S.D. Texas, Chair of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules
April 30, 2007 Order of the Supreme Court of the United States
Excerpt from the Report of the Judicial Conference
Style Amendments to Civil Rules 1-86
Appendix A--Civil Rules Style Project Global Drafting Issues
Appendix B--Current and Restyled Rules Comparison Chart
Supersession and the Style Project
Style-Substance Amendments to Rules 4(k), 9(h), 11(a), 14(b), 16(c), 26(g), 30(b), 31(c), 40, 71.1(d), and 78(a)
Style Amendments to Amended Electronic Discovery Rules 16, 26, 33, 34, 37, and 45
New Civil Rule 5.2 on Privacy Protection for Filings Made with the Court
Style Forms 1-82