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Jason A. Cantone, Emery G. Lee
October 19, 2018

This report is a study of a discovery pilot testing pattern initial disclosures in adverse action employment cases. Compared to a sample of similar cases, pilot cases did not have shorter disposition times but did have fewer discovery motions.

Melissa J. Whitney
June 1, 2018

Science tutorials have developed as a tool to assist judges in managing cases that involve complex science and technology. Such tutorials provide an early opportunity for the court to learn and ask questions about relevant science and technology outside the context of motion practice.

Catherine R. Borden
May 31, 2018

This pocket guide is designed for transferee judges managing MDL proceedings that involve multiple, related class actions.

October 24, 2017

Section 923 of the Bankruptcy Code requires notice of (1) the commencement of the case, (2) an order for relief, and (3) any dismissal of the case.

October 23, 2017

Some judges have used mediation in Chapter 9 cases to help the parties reach a consensus, or at least narrow the issues, regarding the plan of adjustment.

Jayme J. Herschkopf
June 28, 2017

This pocket guide is designed to offer judges an introduction to the law and practice of securities litigation. It provides an overview of the types of legal and practical issues judges may confront in litigation arising under the securities laws, and, where possible, offers suggestions.

Emery G. Lee, Jason A. Cantone
October 1, 2015

A brief report on case-processing times, case outcomes, and motions practice in employment discrimination cases included in a pattern discovery pilot, compared with a nationwide random sample of similar cases.

Joe S. Cecil, George W. Cort, Margaret S. Williams, Jared J. Bataillon, Jacqueline G. Campbell
November 1, 2011

In our March 2011 report, we indicated that following the Supreme Court decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal (2009), Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim were granted more frequently with leave to amend the complaint.

Joe S. Cecil, George W. Cort, Margaret S. Williams, Jared J. Bataillon
March 1, 2011

This report presents the findings of a Federal Judicial Center study on the filing and resolution of motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim under Rule 12(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The study was requested by the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules.

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