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Supreme Court Extends Public Comment Period on Proposed Amendments Relating to Civil Justice Reform Task Force

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012

In an order dated July 17, 2012, the Supreme Court ordered a hearing be held in Courtroom 300 of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota Judicial Center, on Oct. 30, 2012 at 2 p.m., to consider proposed changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure and the General Rules of Practice for the District Courts aimed at facilitating more cost effective and efficient civil case processing. 

The proposed changes were included as part of the Civil Justice Reform Task Force reports to the Court dated Dec. 23, 2011, and May 22, 2012.  The portions of the reports that will be the subject of this hearing are annexed to the order. 

The full reports are on file with the Clerk of the Appellate Courts under file ADM10-8051 and are available online at: http://macsnc.courts.state.mn.us/ctrack/view/publicCaseMaintenance.do?csNameID=69632&csInstanceID=76536

The order also solicited public comments through Sept. 7, 2012.  The Court is extending that comment period to and including Oct. 22, 2012.

Read the Supreme Court Order