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Additional Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Published

Senior Director

The latest round of proposed amendments published for comment appear to be just housekeeping measures, and therefore are not nearly as significant as the proposed amendments that were published for comment last August, and which we have previously discussed at length. These newest proposals include a clarifying amendment to Rule 4 regarding service on a corporation abroad, removal of service by electronic means from the types of service for which three additional days are added to the time period under Rule 6, and a housekeeping amendment to Rule 82 reflecting a change in the applicable statute governing admiralty or maritime claims. Nevertheless, Patricia Moore at the Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog asks a good question: “Does the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules ever sleep?”