Standing Orders

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a. Standing Orders

Shortly after the Complaint is answered in civil cases, the Court issues a Notice of Fed.R.Civ.P. 16(b) Status and Scheduling Conference. One of the outcomes of that conference is the issuance of a Scheduling Order, as well as an Order Regarding Joint Final Pretrial Order and Final Pretrial Conference.


The Court does not have a standing order or other special pleading requirement for RICO actions.

c. Standard Orders Used by the Court

The Court has standard orders that it uses to: assign counsel; refer cases for mediation; refer cases or motions to a magistrate judge; notify counsel of conferences and hearings; and, to strike motions and briefs that do not conform to the requirements of E.D. Mich. LR 5.1 and E.D. Mich. LR 7.1.