Changes to Rules

A friend emailed me today to ask if the deadline for filing a transcipt on appeal had changed.  It has.

Effective July 1, TRAP 24 and 25 now require that a transcipt be filed within 60 days.  The old rule gave court reporters 90 days to prepare the transcript.  That time period became ridiculous with changes in technology.

Other changes to the rules effective July 1:

TRCP 15 now permits a plaintiff to add a party defendant pursuant to T.C.A. Sec. 20-1-119 without asking leave of court.

TRCP 56 requires the trial judge to say why a motion for summary judgment is being granted or denied.

See all of the other rule changes here.