In the 1997 "Clear the Air" installment, I admonished environmental plaintiffs and counsel to remember that Congress would apparently decide during that year whether the CJRA should expire or continue to apply.
1995) (holding that the offer of judgment provision of the Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan for the Eastern District of Texas, adopted pursuant to the CJRA, is inapplicable to citizen suits under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.
1447 (1994) (discussing whether the CJRA is a broad delegation of rulemaking authority to local courts or a limitation thereof).
Two additional courts require initial disclosure by local rule or the CJRA plan.
Nature of Court's Rule Rule Rule Rule Rule Response 26(a)(1) 26(a)(2) 26(a)(3) 26(d) 26(f) In effect 45 74 72 54 62 In effect with a 6 7 1 0 0 significant revision Not in effect 49 20 22 39 31 But substantially 5 4 2 4 2 provided for by CJRA plan or local rule But the judge may order 15 3 3 4 6 in the specific case But is in effect for 1 1 1 0 1 limited case types
Environmental plaintiffs must remember that during 1997, Congress is scheduled to decide whether the CJRA should continue to apply.
Plaintiffs and counsel who file environmental litigation should also keep in mind local procedures prescribed under the CJRA that might adversely affect them, while they should remember that Congress is scheduled to resolve the statute's future and follow that legislative action this year.
Conspiracy theorists in the ad community question why CJRA
didn't bid on the Parks and Tourism account when it was up for review in April 1989, instead choosing to endorse Woods Brothers.
100) The Judicial Conference recommended the effective use of magistrate judges to combat cost and delay in its Final Report to Congress on the CJRA.
160) When Congress passed the CJRA that same year, (161) one of the six main reform principles to be considered by each district was the "systematic, differential treatment of civil cases.
Competing agencies and employees at CJRA and Woods Brothers generally did not view the merger as a threat but as a smart business move.
Brenda Scisson, VP and director of public relations for CJRA, fielded questions from the media such as, "Is it true 37 employees were laid off?