(a) Title and Citation. These rules are to be known as the Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. They may be cited as "E. D. Mich. LR ________" and “E.D. Mich. LCrR ________“
(b) Effective Date.The Civil Rules became effective on January 1, 1992; the Criminal Rules on July 1, 1992. An amendment to these rules takes effect on the first day of the month following adoption unless otherwise ordered by the court. The effective date of the most recent amendment to a rule appears in the lower left hand corner of the page.
(c) Scope of Rules. These rules apply in civil and criminal actions. Special rules governing proceedings before magistrate judges may be found at LR 72.1, bankruptcy cases at LR 83.50, admiralty cases at LR B.1 through E.1, and criminal cases at LCrR 1.1 to 58.1. The Local Rules of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan govern practice in the bankruptcy court. In the absence of a specific provision in one of these special rules, the general provisions apply.
(d) Relationship to Prior Rules; Actions Pending on Effective Date. These Rules supersede all previous Rules promulgated by this Court or any Judge of this Court. They shall govern all applicable proceedings brought in this Court after they take effect. They also shall apply to all proceedings pending at the time they take effect, except to the extent that in the opinion of the Court the application thereof would not be feasible or would work injustice, in which event the former Rules shall govern.
January 4, 1999