The essay initially provides an update of pertinent developments respecting civil justice reform in the United States and in the Montana Federal District Court. The paper emphasizes the agreement of House and Senate conferees on a products liability reform measure which involves civil justice reform and the work of the Ninth Circuit Local Rules Review Committee. The essay concludes with a brief glance into the future.
Carl Tobias, Ongoing Federal Civil Justice Reform in Montana, 57 Mont. L. Rev. 511 (1996)