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Professor Patricia Moore, St. Thomas Law Faculty & Civil Procedure Expert, Filed Important Commentary Opposing Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Professor Patricia Moore, St. Thomas Law Faculty and Civil Procedure Expert, filed important commentary in opposition to the proposed changes to the Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure. In her commentary, Professor Moore pointed out, with supporting empirical research, that the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that are purportedly aimed at the so-called “cost” and “delay” of civil litigation may not be needed.  Instead, a review of the government’s statistics, maintained by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, shows that the median disposition times for civil cases have remained stable for at least the past 25 years.

A full version of Professor Moore’s commentary on the proposed rule changes to the Federal Rules of Procedure is available for free download here.

Professor Patricia Moore is a Professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law with twenty years of expertise as a scholar and teacher in the area of civil procedure.  On January 31, 2014, she filed official comments to rule-makers regarding the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  Many other scholars, lawyers, and judges have entered commentary as well, with most commenters opposing the proposed amendments. However, Professor Moore’s critiques are particularly insightful due to her empirical research into the court system.