Motion Practice

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Pursuant to L.R. 7.1(f)(2), the Court will decide motions on the briefs filed, unless the Court issues a Notice of Motion Hearing. The Court generally adheres to E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(e) with respect to the filing of responses to motions and reply briefs. The imposition of sanctions for failure to comply with the timing requirements regarding briefs is determined on a case-by-case basis. The Court, on a case-by-case basis, will generally grant an ex parte application pursuant to E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(d)(3)(A) to file a brief longer than 25 pages if the request is not excessive. The Court requires strict compliance with E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(a) regarding seeking concurrence in motions and may impose fines or other sanctions for failure to comply with the rule in the absence of a showing of good cause. The Court determines on a case-by-case basis whether to refer motions to a Magistrate Judge.