TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Andy Forward
DATE: September 10, 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 to are based on general form and style principles.
The proposed amendments to Rule 58 are attached.