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Materials About the Federal Rules

The materials listed below, produced or made available by the Center, are related to the Federal Rules of Procedure (civil, criminal, evidence, appellate, and bankruptcy).

For a list of projects or other reports of FJC research that the Center has published, click on Research Projects or Reports and Studies.

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Exhibit I-8. Sample Guidelines for Case-Management Order for Complex Chapter 11 Case Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2002, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 4001, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7004, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9019, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9027 January 1, 2009
Exhibit III-2. Sample Discovery Order Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7026, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9014 January 1, 2009
Exhibit I-6. Sample Order Directing Debtor to Give Notices Pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2002 Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2002 January 1, 2009
Form 52: Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 73 January 1, 2009
Exhibit II-9. Sample Procedures for Interim Compensation and Reimbursement of Professionals Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9006 January 1, 2009
Exhibit I-2. Local Rule on Joint Administration of Cases Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1015, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2002 January 1, 2009
Exhibit II-5. Guidelines for Cash Collateral and Financing Stipulations Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 4001, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9024 January 1, 2009
Impact of the Class Action Fairness Act on the Federal Courts: Preliminary Findings from Phase Two's Pre-CAFA Sample of Diversity Class Actions

The preliminary findings presented in this report suggest that, in diversity class actions, there is less to class allegations than one would expect. There was relatively little motions activity in the typical case, and the majority of cases not remanded to state court were voluntarily dismissed. Most plaintiffs did not move to certify a class. But all class actions in which a class was certified, whether for litigation or settlement purposes, ended with class settlements.

Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 23 November 1, 2008
Report on Summary Judgment Practice Across Districts with Variations in Local Rules

The Judicial Conference 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 proposed amendments to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 56 August 13, 2008
Form 13: Minute Order Regarding Initial Disclosures, Joint Status Report, and Early Settlement Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 26 April 16, 2008

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