Changes to the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the US Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
30 November 2009
Mayer Brown Legal Update
A variety of technical, but quite significant, changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure go into effect on December 1, 2009. These amendments include modifications to the method of calculating time periods under the rules; changes to when plaintiffs may file amended complaints; enlargement of the time allowed for post-judgment motions; codification of the rules governing “indicative rulings” on Rule 60(b) motions; and various other amendments.