Document Type

Article

Publication Title

George Washington Law Review

Publication Date

1985

Abstract

This Article explores the direction Congress or the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules should take in amending rule 68. Part I explains the existing rule, the Supreme Court's interpretation of the rule, and recent efforts to amend the rule. Part II sets forth rule 68's basic goals and limitations and develops a framework for discussing the rule. Part III uses this framework to analyze a pending proposal to amend rule 68. Part IV develops an alternative proposal for amending rule 68. Part V explores the relationship between rule 68 and alternative dispute resolution. Finally, part VI sets forth this author's proposed rule in statutory form.

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