Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Principal Sam Thomas discusses the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which took effect on December 1, 2015, which focus on early case management, proportionality and preservation of evidence. The amendments impact Rules 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36 and 37, but the most significant changes were made to Rules 4, 16, 26, 34 and 37. Sam explains the new rules, their policy rationales, and litigation strategy implications