The year 2006 marked a historical year for the now seventy-year-old Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50. In addition to an overhaul of the statutory language, which, absent contrary congressional action, became codified December 1, 2006, the Supreme Court issued its landmark opinion in Unitherm Food Systems, Inc. v. Swift-Eckrich, Inc. In what seems to be a straightforward procedural dictate from the High Court, Unitherm has actually resulted in confusion among federal circuits anxious to follow its precedent.
"Federal Rule 50: Medium Rare Application? Unitherm Food Systems, Inc. v. Swift-Eckrich, Inc.,"
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