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Change To FRCP 4(m)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Effective December 1, 2015, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m) as it pertains to Time Limit for Service is amended. (See 2015 Revised Federal Rules of Civil Procedure). Practically speaking, the time for serving defendant is reduced from 120 days to 90 days. This Court intends to construe the amended rule so that any case commenced prior to December 1, 2015 will have 120 days to serve the complaint and any case commenced December 1, 2015 or later will have 90 days to serve the complaint.