Proposed Amendments to Federal Criminal and Bankruptcy Rules

 

At its June 2010 meeting, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved for publication proposed changes to the Federal Criminal and Bankruptcy rules and forms. The public comment period for the proposed changes ends on February 16, 2011. The proposed amended and new rules are:

Criminal Rules 5 (clarifies certain procedures regarding international extradition and ensures that treaty obligations of the United States are satisfied); 37 (new rule makes clear the process for obtaining an indicative ruling); and 58 (clarifies certain procedures regarding international extradition and ensures that treaty obligations of the United States are satisfied).

Bankruptcy Rules 3001 (specifies information that must be provided in support of a claim based on certain consumer credit agreements); 7054 (provides more time to respond to a prevailing party’s bill of costs); and 7056 (makes clear that in bankruptcy cases a motion for summary judgment must be filed at least 30 days before the scheduled hearing date); and Official Forms 10 and 25A, and new Official Forms 10 (Attachment A), 10 (Supplement 1), and 10 (Supplement 2) (various changes to Official Form 10, including a new attachment and supplements).

The proposed amendments and forms are available for review and comment at:

http://www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/FederalRulemaking/PublishedRules.aspx