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Allan Ides On The Scope Of Relation Back Under FRCP 15(c)(1)(C)

By Allan Ides, Loyola Law School Krupski v. Costa Crociere endorsed an approach to relation back that carefully tracked and explained the text of Rule 15(c)(1)(C). In so doing, the court eliminated a gloss on that text that imposed additional, non-textual burdens on the amending party and that inappropriately...

Web Archiving: The Next Phase In The Evolution Of Archiving

(This is an excerpt of an Osterman Research Inc. White Paper sponsored by Reed Tech Web Archiving Services and LexisNexis. Please click here to download the entire White Paper .) Executive Summary OVERVIEW The web has become the primary communication and commerce channel for businesses and government...

Supreme Court Says Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Does Not Prohibit Award Of Costs Under FRCP 54(d)(1)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Section 1692k(a)(3) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) "is not contrary to, and, thus, does not displace a district court's discretion to award costs under" Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d)(1), a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Feb...

Norton Rose Fulbright: Proposed FRCP E-Discovery Amendments v.2.0

By David J. Kessler , Keith Matthew Angle and Jami Mills Vibbert On August 15, 2013, the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States published the Preliminary Draft of Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy and Civil Procedure for public...

Have Massachusetts Attorneys Resolved to Cooperate in 2014?

About 40 percent of Americans apparently make New Year’s resolutions. Of those, 8 percent are said to stick with them. So the vast majority of us either think we are fine as we are or have simply resigned ourselves to our current waistlines, how many cigarettes and bottles of beer we consume, and...