November 07, 2019 Articles

Judiciary Seeks to Expand Disclosure Requirements

Litigants should prepare for important changes coming to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7.1.

By Christopher Binns

The latest proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules (Advisory Committee) would expand the list of relevant individuals whom parties must identify in Rule 7.1 disclosures when the case involves intervening parties and when the case is in federal court based on diversity jurisdiction. As indicative of Rule 7.1’s purpose, the proposed changes are aimed at increasing transparency. A public comment period for the proposed changes is ongoing and will conclude on February 19, 2020. 

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