The Supreme Court’s Workgroup on Improved Resolution of Civil Cases has agreed to make a host of revisions to its groundbreaking proposal to impose “structured case management.”

In a September 19 response to nearly 70 comments, the panel agreed with many of the requests, but it declined to recommend phasing in the changes, or to eliminate proposed sanctions.

The panel warned that the proposal represents a “sea change” from an existing trial culture where case resolution is largely driven by lawyers and litigants.