(a) Effective Date and Application. Any amendment or addition to these rules is effective on the date ordered by the court. These rules, and any amendment or addition, govern all proceedings and actions brought after their effective date, and all further proceedings in actions pending on their effective date. If the court decides that application of these rules, or any amendment or addition to these rules, in a particular action pending when the rules or any amendment or addition took effect would not be feasible, or would work an injustice, the previous procedure must apply.
(b) Superseded Statutes and Rules. Upon the effective date of these rules, or upon the effective date of any amendment or addition to these rules, all statutes and rules, or portions thereof, in conflict with these rules or any amendment or addition to these rules are superseded.
The North Dakota Rules of Appellate Procedure originally took effect on March 1, 1973.
Rule 49 was amended, effective March 1, 2003. The language and organization of the rule were changed to make the rule more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. Also, references to the effective dates of amendments or additions to the rules have been added.
SOURCES:Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of April 25-26, 2002, pages 29-30.
SUPERSEDED: N.D.C.C. § 28-27-02. 1.