Adoption of Local Civil Rule 23.1(c) and Appendix J Technical Modifications, Effective February 3, 2014


The Northern District of Ohio has revised Local Civil Rule 23.1(c) Class Action Determination by removing the 90 day requirement to move for a class determination and instructing parties to identify and discuss what class related discovery is required.  The rule revision includes the adoption of a new form for the Report of Parties' Planning Meeting Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) and Local Rules 16.3(b) and 23.1 for use in putative actions (see Appendix M).  The Court has also revised its Pro Bono Civil Case Protocol (see Appendix J) by adding language which requires litigants seeking representation to submit an Affidavit of Need.


The updated rules are available on the Court's website here.