October 30, 2015 Articles

Rule 23 Subcommittee Narrows Possible Rules Changes

A look at what's in and what's out

by Andrew J. McGuinness, Esq.

In its recent submission as part of the agenda book for the upcoming November 5–6 meeting in Salt Lake City of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference, the Rule 23 Subcommittee has announced that after more than three years of study and one of the most energetic efforts in recent history to solicit input from the bar and other interested stakeholders, it is narrowing the scope of possible proposed amendments to Federal Rule 23 and associated rules. Before we look at what’s still in, let’s look at what’s out.

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