Motion Practice

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The Court requires compliance with Local Rule 7.1(a) regarding seeking concurrence in all motions.

The Case Manager will send out a notice of the hearing date. The Court will consider ex parte applications to file a brief longer than 25 pages based on the complexity of the case and the number of issues to be covered. Page limits are rarely extended more than five pages for responses and two pages for replies.

Local Rule 7.1(d) governs the briefing schedules for all motions. Attorneys who do not respond to motions in a timely fashion may not be permitted to argue before the Court during oral argument. The Court will accept reply briefs if filed pursuant to Local Rule 7.1. Sur-replies are not permitted unless new law has emerged since the response was filed.

No party may file more than one motion for summary judgment without obtaining leave of the Court.