Motion Practice

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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 page limitation. The Court generally enforces E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(d) with respect to filing responses to motions. 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.