Iowa Supreme Court is requesting comments pertaining to the discovery
reforms, expedited civil action rule and trial scheduling that became
effective Jan. 1, 2015. Public comments were requested in a supreme
court order filed Aug. 29. According to the order, amendments related to the following are among those under consideration by the court:
Deadline ECA election, rule 1.281(1)(c);
Deadline for discovery conference to occur in cases transferred from small claims court, rule 1.507(1);
Applicability of the discovery moratorium to domestic relations matters where there will be initial disclosures, rule 1.505(1);
Applicability of the discovery moratorium to requests for admissions in addition to other forms of discovery, rule 1.510(1);
Filing of objections to exhibits in pretrial submissions on trial scheduling and discovery plans, rule 23.5.
The order requesting comments and proposed amendments are available at the Supreme Court’s website. The deadline for comments is Sept. 29.