SmartRules Update Bankruptcy Rules – July 15, 2008

Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules Posted Proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Criminal Procedure have been posted. The comment period has ended. For more information, please see http://www.uscourts.gov/rules/newrules1.htm. California Northern District Amends Bankruptcy Local Rules The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has approved revisions of … Read more

SmartRules Update — July 15, 2008

Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Posted Proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Criminal Procedure have been posted.  The comment period has ended.  For more information, please see http://www.uscourts.gov/rules/newrules1.htm. California Northern District Amends Bankruptcy Local Rules The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has … Read more

SmartRules Update — June 15, 2008

Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Posted Proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Criminal Procedure have been posted. The comment period has ended. For more information, please see http://www.uscourts.gov/rules/newrules1.htm. California Central District Amends Local Rules Effective April 1, 2008, the United States District Court for the Central District … Read more

SmartRules Update – May 18, 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 House for consideration. Regarding the … Read more

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