The Court recently amended Court of Chancery Rule 171, which addresses the practice of filing Compendiums and Appendices to Briefs. For a copy of the amendment, click here. To read an announcement from the Court dated March 1, 2012 regarding this amendment, click here.
Specifically, the amendment to Rule 171 removes an outdated requirement that counsel provide paper copies of all unpublished opinions cited in each brief to the Court. Instead, attorneys are asked to use their professional judgment and give the Court a compendium of the authorities cited believed crucial to making a fair ruling in each case. The purpose of this amendment is to provide the Court with a more useful record on which to decide cases, while lessening the burden on the environment.
This amendment to Rule 171 will go into effect April 1, 2012.