“The next step in the process is a meeting of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee that will take place on April 10-11 in Portland, Oregon. As covered earlier, the agenda book for that meeting has now been posted on the US Courts website and is available here. At this meeting, the Civil Rules Committee will make recommendations to the Standing Committee, which will meet at the end of May.” Seton Hall University School of Law Professor Adam Steinman, blogging about the most recent developments in proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. According to Steinman, the subcommittee has recommended withdrawing amendments that would place certain limits on discovery—i.e., lowering the presumptive numbers of depositions and interrogatories, limiting the presumptive number of requests to admit and reducing the presumptive length of depositions—while also recommending moving forward with changes that would amend the scope of discovery under Rule 26(b).
Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog, April 3, 2014.