TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
DATE: January 5, 2016
RE: Rule 1, N.D.R.Civ.P., Scope of Rules
Proposed amendments to Rule 1 based on the December 1, 2015, amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 1 are attached. The rule text amendment is at line 3 and the amendment to the explanatory note at lines 16-17. The federal comments indicate that the amendment was intended to make explicit the aspiration that parties, lawyers and the courts cooperate in obtaining just, speedy an inexpensive case resolution. The comments indicate that the amendment is not intended to create an independent ground for sanctions.