The Office of Court Administration has asked for public comment on yet another proposed change to the rules of the Commercial Division. This is the fourth proposed Commercial Division rule change on which the court has sought comment in the past two weeks.
The proposed change would amend Commercial Division Rule 8(a) to add an additional topic on which parties must consult prior to a preliminary conference:
any voluntary and informal exchange of information that the parties agree would help aid early settlement of the case.
E-mail comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 28, 2014.