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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - Rule 4 Summons



Here is yet another example that if you want the most current, relevant and actionable information available related to the process serving industry you should follow my blog and Facebook group... To be fair CALSPro and ServeNow are also excellent resources for information.

Please visit the link provided to see the Proposed Civil and Bankruptcy Rule Changes.  Federal Rule 4 Summons is among those that may be changed.  Specifically section (m) Time Limit for Service. The proposed change would reduce the time allowed to serve the Summons from 120 days to 60 days.   This change, together with the shortened times for issuing a scheduling order set by amended Rule 16(b)(2), will reduce delay at the beginning of litigation.

On August 15, 2013, the public comment period opens for the proposed amendments to Civil Rules 1, 4, 6, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 55, 84, and Appendix of Forms. The public comment period closes on February 15, 2014.
If you are inclined to comment you can do so here.

by: Jeff H. Karotkin