A. Overview of Article.

The purpose of this article is to provide summaries and brief discussion of significant recent cases from the United States Supreme Court, the United States Circuit Courts, and United States District Courts in Texas which address issues relating to federal practice and procedure during 2012.

Since this article will also be distributed in electronic format on USB drives, we have added numerous hyperlinks where possible so that readers may “click through” to the actual authority or document being cited via the Internet. In this manner, the article becomes not only a “snapshot” update of recent developments over the past year; but also a practical research tool for the practitioner when addressing federal procedure issues in pleadings and briefing. For that reason, for the Rules which have not been addressed by the courts over the past year in a noteworthy manner, we have attempted to make that clear as well.

Originally published at the State Bar of Texas LITIGATION UPDATE INSTITUTE 2013 (29TH ANNUAL).

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