Feb 7, 2019

Automatic Stay of Federal Judgments Extended to 30 days

Rule 62: Automatic Stay of Judgement

Rule 62 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure[1] addresses a stay of proceedings to enforce a judgment. Amendments to Rule 62 became effective on December 1, 2018. The amendments reorganize the Rule somewhat, clear up some confusing timing issues, and replace the term “supersedeas bond” with “bond or other security.” As to timing, amended Rule 62(a) extends the automatic stay of judgment enforcement from 14 days to 30 days following entry of judgment. According to the Advisory Committee, this change from 14 to 30 days resolves an “apparent gap” between the expiration of the automatic stay after judgment and… Read more

Mar 9, 2016

Risk Management Planning Rule Amendments on the Horizon

Facilities subject to EPA’s Risk Management Plan (RMP) facility safety program should keep an eye out for expected amendments to the governing rules, expected to be published in March by EPA.  EPA is completing its Small Business Advocacy Review of potential costs to small businesses.  In a presentation in November to an industry group, EPA described its plans for the amendments, which include provisions enhancing requirements for facility audits, new requirements for consideration of safer processes, new standards to increase disclosure of facility data to first responders and the public, and provisions addressing root cause analysis after accidents or near… Read more