TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Andy Forward
DATE: December 31, 2009
RE: Rule 58, N.D.R.Civ.P., Judgment; Costs
Staff has prepared amendments to Rule 58 based on the federal form and style
amendments. The amendments are intended make the rule more easily understood and to
make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. The amendments also aim to
modernize the rule, removing references to obsolete authority and practices.
Rule 58 and the federal rule are substantially different. Therefore, the amendments
are based on general form and style principles.
The proposed amendments to Rule 58 are attached along with a copy of the
amendments to the federal rule.