Since 1987, LCJ has advocated reform of procedural rules in order to: (1) promote balance and fairness in the civil justice system, (2) reduce the burdens associated with litigation, and (3) advance predictability and efficiency in litigation. LCJ files briefs as an amicus curiae on behalf of our membership in cases of interest to advance these objectives. Given LCJ's history, experience and expertise on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, LCJ is particularly focused on cases interpreting those rules.
The following are LCJ’s recent amicus briefs.
In re State Farm Lloyds, Inc.
Court: Texas Supreme Court
Issue: Costly and unnecessary requirement to produce ESI in particular format
In re State Farm Fire and Casualty Company
LaBrier v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company
Court: 8th Circuit
Issue: The proper scope of discovery in a class action post-2015 amendments
Campbell-Ewald Company v. Jose Gomez
Court: Supreme Court
Issue: Whether the question of allowing an offer of relief to the named plaintiff to moot a class action complaint is more appropriately
addressed by the Court or by the rule making process