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 provide courtesy paper copies of all motion papers, responses, and replies within one day of filing. The parties shall not provide courtesy copies of any other papers or pleadings. Courtesy copies must be bound, with separately tabbed exhibits. Courtesy copies that do not follow these requirements will be rejected.
Requests for oral argument are usually, but not always, granted.
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.