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Motion Practice

The Court Clerk schedules motions when received. Please leave date and time blank. Typically, dispositive motions are heard six to seven weeks after filing. Unless special circumstances exist, the Court is not liberal in extending the requirement that briefs not be longer than twenty pages pursuant to an ex parte application. The Court generally enforces E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(d) with respect to filing responses to motions. The Court will accept reply briefs in accordance with E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(d). Oral arguments are scheduled on most, but not all motions. Generally, an untimely response will not forfeit one's right to oral argument. The Court requires strict compliance with E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(a) which refers to seeking concurrence of opposing counsel. The Court generally prepares its own orders. The Court generally does not refer dispositive motions to a Magistrate Judge. If a motion is referred to a Magistrate Judge, it is usually a discovery motion.

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