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Federal court rules amendments take effect

December 2, 2014

Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure amendments took effect Monday governing the appellate, civil, bankruptcy and evidence rules.

The amended rules apply to:

  • Appellate Rule 6 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, dealing with appeals in bankruptcy cases;
  • Bankruptcy Rules 1014, 7004, 7054, 9023 and 9024, and 8001-8028 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure;
  • Civil Rule 77 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure;
  • Criminal Rules 5, 6, 12, 34 and 58 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and;
  • Evidence Rules 801(d)(1)(B) and 803 (6)-(8) of the Federal Rules of Evidence.

The rules follow recommendations by the Judicial Conference of the United States, review by the U.S. Supreme Court, and consideration by Congress.
 
 


 

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