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appearance

1. Law
a. the formal attendance in court of a party in an action
b. formal notice that a party or his legal representative intends to maintain or contest the issue
2. Philosophy
a. the outward or phenomenal manifestation of things
b. the world as revealed by the senses, as opposed to its real nature
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Over the years, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) has helped law governing bodies in administering and regulating court procedures for civil litigation in federal courts.
On December 1, 2015, the federal judiciary achieved sweeping reform of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure's discovery obligations.
The revision to the Federal Rules that has received the most attention, and is likely to have the greatest impact, is the new emphasis on "proportionality" in discovery.
The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) told states in a letter sent in February that it believes that most states have the authority to enforce the federal rules, the officials said.
Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Bankruptcy Procedure, Civil Procedure, and Evidence, which become effective December 1.
In the late 1990s, as increasing amounts of information were being stored and born digitally, the drafters of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure recognized that the rules that applied to traditional paper-based methods of discovery would no longer suffice; new methods and rules would be needed to address the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI).
11) the Supreme Court held that the Federal Rules permit a class action suit to go forward in federal court even though it would have been barred in state court.
3) This ruling marked only the fourth time since the introduction of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in 1938 that the Supreme Court has addressed local rules and local rulemaking authority.

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