Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 5.2 – Redacting Personal Identifiers

Northern District of Texas has posted a warning to attorneys regarding redaction of personal identifiers. “WARNING TO ATTORNEYS: Documents filed with the court are public records. Social-security numbers, taxpayer-identification numbers, names of persons known to be minors, birth dates, financial-account numbers, and, in criminal cases, home addresses should generally not be included in such documents unless … Read more

Texas Eastern District Tips on Required Paper Copy for Chambers

Eastern District of Texas Bankruptcy court has posted a tip for filers on Required Paper Copy for Chambers. “Remember to submit a paper copy to chambers when filing the following pleadings:  (1) Chapter 9 or Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization; (2)   Disclosure Statement; (3) Motion for Summary Judgment; (4) Fee Application (only if fee exhibit … Read more

Bankruptcy Rules Update – March 2009

California Central District Bankruptcy Court Amends Local Rules and Forms Effective January 5, 2009, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California posted amended local rules and forms.  The complete rules and forms are available at:  http://www.cacb.uscourts.gov/cacb/Welcome.nsf/Forms-LocalBKR-Form?OpenPage   California Eastern District Bankruptcy Amends Local Rules and Forms Effective December 1, 2008, the … Read more

Moving E-Discovery Along, Two Different Approaches

Judges used two different approaches, one “general” and one “specific” in an attempt to keep e-discoveyr moving along.  In Mancia v. Mayflower Textile Service Company, No. 1:2008cv00273 (D.Md. Oct. 15, 2008), the well-respected Judge Paul W. Grimm held that the party requesting discovery must make tailored requests while the producing party must supply specific responses as … Read more