Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure go into effect

Amendments to Rules 5, 23, 62, and 65.1 went into effect yesterday. You can view them, as well as amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, here. Of particular interest for consumer law are the amendments to Rule 23, which provide grounds for the district court's approval of a proposed class-action settlement, disclosure of side agreements, and disclosure and court approval of agreements made with objectors in exchange for dropping their objections.

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