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FJC Weighs Changes to Summary Judgment Rule

ABA's Litigation News

June 01, 2008

Jeffrey J. Greenbaum analyzes the proposed amendments to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the most significant being that all districts must require the moving party to file, in separately numbered paragraphs, a statement of uncontested material facts that entitles that party to summary judgment. "Ultimately, the goal of the amendment is not to change the standards or burden of proof for summary judgment motions, but simply to have a consistent procedure that applies on a nationwide basis."