SmartRules Update – April 15, 2008

New Rule of Evidence 502 Adopted by Senate, Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Posted As of February 27, 2008, new Federal Rule of Evidence 502 re attorney client and attorney work product privileges has been adopted by the United States Senate.  The legislation has now moved to the House for consideration. Regarding … Read more

Tips and Tricks – Continuances and Extensions

Of interest regarding continuances and extensions, on March 18, 2008 the California Superior Court for Riverside County (near Los Angeles) issued a notice stating that, effective March 24, 2008, it would no longer accept “notices of unavailability” also known as Tenderloin notices.  In support of this action it cited the Court of Appeal’s recent decision … Read more

SmartRules Update – March 15, 2008

New Rule of Evidence 502 Adopted, Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Posted As of February 27, 2008, new Federal Rule of Evidence 502 re attorney client and attorney work product privileges was adopted.  Regarding the effective date, the adopting legislation (S. 2450) states that:  “The amendments made by this Act shall apply … Read more

SmartRules Update – February 15, 2008

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Effective December 1, 2007, New Proposals Posted for Comment and New Rule of Evidence 502 Proposed for Adoption Sweeping amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective December 1, 2007.  The final, revised amendments are now posted and may be accessed at: www.uscourts.gov/rules/supct1106/CV_CLEAN.pdf. Additional proposed … Read more

SmartRules Update – January 15, 2008

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Effective December 1, 2007, New Proposals Posted for Comment and New Rule of Evidence 502 Proposed for Adoption Sweeping amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective December 1, 2007.  The final, revised amendments are now posted and may be accessed at: www.uscourts.gov/rules/supct1106/CV_CLEAN.pdf. Additional proposed … Read more