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Initial Report on Summary Judgment Practice Across Districts with Variations in Local Rules

Joe S. Cecil, George W. Cort
November 2, 2007
Available Online Only

The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules asked the Federal Judicial Center to examine summary judgment practice across federal district courts as a means of assessing the potential impact of the proposed amendments to Rule 56. This initial report examined summary judgment practice in the 276,120 civil cases terminated in the federal district courts in Fiscal Year 2006.