The Court requires strict compliance with E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(a), which obligates moving parties to seek concurrence before filing any motion. A moving party must certify compliance with this obligation by setting forth in the first paragraph of every motion one of the following statements or one substantially similar:
The above statements shall be modified appropriately where one or more parties is unrepresented. The failure to certify compliance with this paragraph will result in the motion being struck.
The Court enforces the page limit set forth by E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(d)(3) and does not routinely grant requests to file longer briefs. Requests to file an oversized brief must be made by motion, in which the moving party sets forth specific reasons justifying the need for additional pages.
The Court does not issue a briefing schedule; rather, it follows the time limits set forth in E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(e). Requests for extensions of time must be made by motion and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The parties shall not submit courtesy copies to the Court unless specifically requested.
If the Court deems a hearing necessary, a notice of hearing will issue with the specific date and time.
The Court has detailed instructions with regard to motions for summary judgment, which can be found in the Court's Case Management and Scheduling Order.