Category: URCP006

Utah Rules of Civil Procedure – Comment Period Closed September 24, 2017

URCP006. Time. Amend. Adopts the prisoner mailbox rule, which provides that pleadings and papers filed or served by an inmate confined in an institution are timely if they are deposited in the institution’s internal mail system on or before the last day for filing. Also provides that if an unrepresented party does not have an electronic filing account, has been served by mail under rule 5(b)(3)(C), and response time is calculated from the filing date, response time will instead be calculated by the service date plus the 3 days under paragraph (c).

URCP026.03. Subpoena. Amend. In response to recent legislative updates to Utah Code section 78B-6-810, changes the language in paragraphs (b)(2) and (c) from “occupancy hearing” to “evidentiary hearing” and removes the language “to determine occupancy” in those paragraphs. Also removes the reference to commercial tenants in paragraph (a).
URCP045. Subpoena. Amend. Makes a technical amendment in conformity with Rule 6.
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URCP 006. Time. Amend. Corrects references to amended rules 50 and 60.
URCP 011. Signing of pleadings, motions, affidavits, and other papers; representations to court; sanctions. Amend. Recognizes the requirements of rule 5(f) for a notarized, verified or acknowledged signature.
URCP 050. Judgment as a matter of law in a jury trial; related motion for a new trial; conditional ruling. Amend. Adopts many of the provisions of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50. Changes the name from “directed verdict” to “judgment as a matter of law.” Eliminates the requirement that the motion be renewed at the close of all evidence. Extends to 28 days after the judgment the time in which to renew the motion for judgment as a matter of law. Describes the effect of trial court rulings reversed on appeal.
URCP 052. Findings and conclusions by the court; amended findings; waiver of findings and conclusions; correction of the record; judgment on partial findings. Amend. Adopts many of the provisions of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 52. Provides for judgment on partial findings, which will replace an equivalent provision in rule 41(b). Extends to 28 days after the judgment the time in which to file a motion to amend or make additional filings.
URCP 059. New trial; altering or amending a judgment. Amend. Adopts many of the provisions of Federal Rule of Civl Procedure 59. Extends to 28 days after the judgment the time in which to file a motion for new trial or a motion to amend or alter the judgment. Allows the court to grant, after notice and an opportunity to be heard, a motion for a new trial for a reason not stated in the motion.
URCP 060. Relief from judgment or order. Amend. Style changes intended to simplify and clarify the rule.
URCP 063. Disability or disqualification of a judge. Amend. Allows a second or subsequent motion to disqualify a judge if the motion is based on grounds that the party did not know of or could not have known at the time of the earlier motion. Requires a request to submit for decision with the motion. Expressly prohibits a response from another party.

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URCP 006. Time. Repeal and reenact. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days. The list of deadlines proposed to be amended is linked. If approved, those rules will be amended to change the deadlines as indicated, but the rules will not be published for comment. Deadlines not listed are not proposed to be amended.
URCP 010. Form of pleadings and other papers. Amend. Prohibits a graphic or “wet” signature on an electronically filed document.
URCP 058B. Satisfaction of judgment. Amend. Requires the creditor to file a satisfaction of judgment within 28 days after the judgment has been paid.
URCP 074.
Withdrawal of counsel. Amend. Permits an attorney making a limited appearance to withdraw by announcing the withdrawal in court, if permitted by the judge.
URCP 075. Limited Appearance. Amend. Permits an attorney making a limited appearance to announce the appearance in court, if permitted by the judge.

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URCP 006. Time. Repeal and reenact. Conforms the computation of time to the days-are-days approach of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of less than 30 days in several rules will be extended to a uniform 7/14/21 days. The list of deadlines proposed to be amended is attached. If Rule 6 is approved, those rules will be amended to change the deadlines as indicated, but the rules will not be published for comment. Deadlines not listed are not proposed to be amended.
List of Deadline Changes in Conjunction with New Rule 6.

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URCP 004. Process. Amend. In conjunction with repealing Rule 71B, permit case to proceed against parties who are served.
URCP 006. Time Amend. Permit 3 additional days in which to respond if notice is served by mail, fax, or electronic service.
URCP 062. Stay of proceedings to enforce a judgment. Amend. Establishes an automatic 10-day stay on enforcing a judgment.
URCP 064C. Writ of attachment. Amend. Permits a writ of attachment when the writ is authorized by statute.
URCP 068. Offer of judgment. Amend. Changes name of rule to “Settlement offers.” Makes results of failure to improve bi-directional.
URCP 071A. Process in behalf of and against persons not parties. Renumber and Amend. In conjunction with repealing Rule 71B, renumber Rule 71A as Rule 71. Gender neutral text.
URCP 071B. Proceedings where parties not summoned. Repeal. Rule is contrary to due process.

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