FRCP Reform: Prospects for Reducing Disputes and Gamesmanship

, New York Law Journal


Wendy Butler Curtis of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Jonathan Palmer of Microsoft Corporation and Siobhan A. Handley of Orrick write: The Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure held a series of meetings at the Duke Civil Litigation Conference in 2010 to facilitate greater discussion regarding thematic challenges, proposed solutions and in particular whether further amendments to the Rules were needed to reduce cost and delay in civil litigation. Through these efforts the Advisory Committee drafted, and now presents for comment, proposed amendments to the Rules.

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