Motion Practice

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The Court will send a notice to counsel when scheduling a motion hearing. The Court enforces E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(d) with respect to the filing of responses to motions. All filings, motions, responses and replies must contain a table of contents, table of authorities, and an index. When citing to deposition testimony in a brief, reference the relevant page and line numbers and include as an exhibit the entire deposition transcript with the relevant passages highlighted. The deposition must be printed “one page per page.” The FULL TEXT of any unpublished source cited should be filed with the Court as an appendix; the relevant portion should be highlighted or underlined. The appendix shall contain an index. The Court generally refers civil discovery motions to a Magistrate Judge. The Court rarely grants ex parte applications pursuant to E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(c)(3)(A) to file a brief longer than 25 pages. The Court requires strict compliance with E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(a) regarding seeking concurrence before filing motions. Any proposed orders must be sent through the UTILITIES/PROPOSED ORDERS function of CM/ECF. They are not docketed. Courtesy Hard Copies are always required to be filed with the Court.