February 29, 2016 Articles

Rule 23 Proposed Changes En Route

An update on the latest committee meeting.

By Andrew J. McGuinness

In early January 2016 at its meeting in Phoenix, the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure received a progress report from the Hon. John D. Bates, chair of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, regarding the work of the Civil Rule 23 Subcommittee, which has been mulling possible class action rule changes since roughly 2011. The December 11, 2015,written report is part of the agenda book for the January 7–8, 2016, meeting (see pages 189–310 of the agenda book).

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