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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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Implementation of Selected Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 by United States Bankruptcy Courts [Superseded]

District-by-district summary and chart of local rules or orders adopted by U.S. Bankruptcy courts responding to 1993 amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26. Also summarizes other discovery-related requirements and patterns found in courts' responses to amendments.

An updated version of this study was published in December, 2000. It can be found here: 
Implementation of the Disclosure Provisions in Federal Rule Civil Procedure 26 by the United States Bankruptcy Courts

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 26 March 8, 1995
Implementation of Disclosure in United States District Courts, With Specific Attention to Courts' Responses to Selected Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 [Superseded]

Report on the federal district courts' responses to the 1993 amendments to FRCP 26. Tables describe courts' local rules, general orders, and CJRA plans by indicating which of five key provisions of Rule 26 are in effect.

Superseded by Implementation of Disclosure in United States District Courts, With Specific Attention to Courts' Responses to Selected Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 (March 22, 1996).

Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 26 March 24, 1995
Empirical Study of Class Actions in Four Federal District Courts: Final Report to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules

A study conducted by the Center to provide the Judicial Conference's Advisory Committee on Civil Rules with systematic, empirical information about how Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 operates. The study addressed many questions about the day-to-day administration of Rule 23 in the types of class actions that are ordinarily filed in the federal courts. The report presents empirical data on all class actions terminated between July 1, 1992, and June 30, 1994, in four federal district courts, and it discusses many of the issues in the continuing debate about class actions.

Note: A version of this report was published at 71 New York University Law Review 74, n. 1-2, April-May 1996, under the title An Empirical Analysis of Rule 23 to Address the Rulemaking Challenges.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 23 March 13, 1996
Survey on the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

A report of the results of a Center survey of participants in the bankruptcy system concerning their views of the Bankruptcy Rules and related forms. The Long-Range Planning Subcommittee of the Judicial Conference's Committee on Bankruptcy Rules requested the survey as part of a comprehensive review of the rules to determine whether they should be modified. After reviewing this report and the survey comments, the subcommittee identified three areas for possible further study: litigation practice, attorney admissions and ethics, and inconsistencies in the hearing requirements of Bankruptcy Code provisions and related Bankruptcy Rules.

Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure March 13, 1996
Implementation of Disclosure in United States District Courts, With Specific Attention to Courts' Responses to Selected Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 [Superseded]

Report on the federal district courts' responses to the 1993 amendments to FRCP 26. Tables describe courts' local rules, general orders, and CJRA plans by indicating which of five key provisions of Rule 26 are in effect.

Superseded by Implementation of Disclosure in United States District Courts, With Specific Attention to Courts' Responses to Selected Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 (March 28, 1997).

Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 26 March 22, 1996
Protective Order Activity in Three Federal Judicial Districts: Report to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules

This report to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules summarized work underway at the Federal Judicial Center concerning protective orders, confidential settlement agreements, and other sealed court records. The general purpose of the work was to provide the information necessary to evaluate the efficacy of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c) and to address the potential need for additional provisions in the rules relating to sealed court records and sealed settlement agreements.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fed. R. Civil P. 26 April 16, 1996
Rule 2004 Examinations—Survey Results

Memorandum to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules responding to request for an estimate of the number of motions and other requests for Rule 2004 examinations and information about current practices related to Rule 2004 examinations.

Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2004 September 20, 1996
Discovery and Disclosure Practice, Problems, and Proposals for Change: A Case-based National Survey of Counsel in Closed Federal Civil Cases

At the request of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, the Center conducted a study of the discovery process, examining the extent to which discovery is used, the frequency and nature of problems in discovery, the impact of the 1993 amendments, and whether additional rule changes are needed. This is the report of that study. Submitted to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, for Consideration at its Meeting September 4-5, 1997.

Note: A revised version of this study is published at 39 Boston College Law Review 525 (May 1998) under the title An Empirical Study of Discovery and Disclosure Practice Under the 1993 Federal Rule Amendements.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure January 1, 1997
Chapter 11 Venue Choice by Large Public Companies: A Report to the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System

A report that responds to a request by the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System for empirical information and analysis on whether the bankruptcy case venue statutes and procedural rule should be amended. The report presents the results of a 1996 survey of federal bankruptcy judges about Chapter 11 venue and judges' views of a proposal to amend 28 U.S.C. Section 1408 to prohibit corporate debtors from filing for relief in a district based solely on the debtor's state of incorporation or based solely on an earlier filing by a subsidiary in the district. The report also presents analyses of administrative and demographic characteristics of large public companies that emerged from Chapter 11 during 1994 and 1995.

Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure January 1, 1997
Implementation of Disclosure in United States District Courts, With Specific Attention to Courts' Responses to Selected Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 [Superseded]

Updates the March 22, 1996 report on the federal district courts' responses to the 1993 amendments to FRCP 26. Tables describe courts' local rules, general orders, and CJRA plans by indicating which of five key provisions of Rule 26 are in effect.

Superseded by Implementation of Disclosure in United States District Courts, With Specific Attention to Courts' Responses to Selected Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 (March 30, 1998).

Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure March 28, 1997

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