The United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee has released for public comment proposed changes in the local rules. Here is a red-lined version of the proposed rules. The comment period ends October 31, 2009.
Most of the rule changes address of change of the time periods required for responding to motions, providing information for settlement conferences, designating deposition testimony for trial, etc. The rule changes are necessary because of changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.