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Supreme Court requests comments on forms for discovery, ECA, scheduling

Wednesday, August 31, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chris Fritz
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The 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.

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