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LR 26.1 Initial Disclosures Not Required [Repealed 12-1-00]

 

LR 26.2 Exchanging Exhibits, Exhibit Lists, and Witness Lists; Designating Deposition Excerpts

  1. Exchanging Exhibits. All exhibits that a party intends to offer at trial, except those offered solely for impeachment, must be marked with gummed labels or tags that identify them by the exhibit number under which they will be offered at trial, and must be exchanged with opposing parties at least 14 days before the scheduled date for trial. When practicable, a copy of such exhibits must be furnished to the presiding judge at a time and in a manner prescribed by the presiding judge.
  2. Exchanging Exhibit and Witness Lists. At least 14 days before the scheduled trial date, the parties must file with the clerk and deliver to opposing parties and the court reporter, separate lists of exhibits and witnesses, except those offered solely for impeachment.
  3. Designating Deposition Excerpts. The parties must designate, in lists delivered to opposing parties and filed with the clerk at least 14 days before the scheduled trial date, the portions of any depositions to be offered at trial.

LR 40.1 Motions for Continuance

A motion for continuance of a trial setting must be signed by the moving party as well as by the party's attorney of record. Unless the presiding judge orders otherwise, the granting of a motion for continuance will not extend or revive any deadline that has already expired in a case.

LR 41.1 Order of Dismissal [Repealed]

LR 42.1 Motions to Consolidate

Motions to consolidate civil actions, and all briefs and other papers concerning consolidation, must be served on an attorney for each party in each case sought to be consolidated. After consolidation, all pleadings, motions, or other papers must only bear the caption of the first case filed. All post-consolidation filings must also bear the legend "(Consolidated with [giving the docket numbers of all the other cases])."

LR 47.1 Contact with Jurors

A party, attorney, or representative of a party or attorney, shall not, before or after trial, contact any juror, prospective juror, or the relatives, friends, or associates of a juror or prospective juror, unless explicitly permitted to do so by the presiding judge.

LR 51.1 Requested Jury Charge [Repealed 12-01-03]

 

LR 52.1 Proposed Findings in Nonjury Cases

Unless otherwise directed by the presiding judge, at least 14 days before trial in all nonjury cases, each party must file with the clerk and serve on opposing parties proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law. The parties must submit such amendments to the proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law as the presiding judge directs.

LR 53.1 Briefing Practice for Objections and Motions Concerning Orders, Reports, and Recommendations of Masters.

  1. Brief. Objections or a motion filed under Fed. R. Civ. P. 53(f)(2) must be accompanied by a brief that sets forth the party’s contentions of fact and/or law, and argument and authorities, and complies with LR 7.2.
  2. Response Brief. A response brief to objections or a motion filed under Fed. R. Civ. P. 53(f)(2) must comply with LR 7.2 and be filed within 21 days from the date the objections or motion is filed.
  3. Reply Brief. Unless otherwise directed by the presiding judge, a party who files objections or a motion under Fed. R. Civ. P. 53(f)(2) may file a reply brief within 14 days from the date the response brief is filed. The brief must comply with LR 7.2.
  4. Appendix Required. A party who relies on materials–including depositions, documents, electronically stored information, affidavits, declarations, stipulations, admissions, interrogatory answers, or other materials–to support or oppose objections or a motion filed under Fed. R. Civ. P. 53(f)(2) must include the materials in an appendix that complies with LR 7.1(i)(2)-(4).
  5. Preparing the Record. A party who files objections or a motion under Fed. R. Civ. P. 53(f)(2) is responsible for preparing the record and – if necessary for disposition of the objections or motion – obtaining a hearing transcript. Unless otherwise directed by the presiding judge, the transcript must be filed contemporaneously with the objections or motion.

LR 54.1 Time for Filing Bill of Costs

A party awarded costs by final judgment or by judgment that a presiding judge directs be entered as final under Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b) must apply to the clerk for taxation of such costs by filing a bill of costs in a form approved by the clerk. Unless otherwise provided by statute or by order of the presiding judge, the bill of costs must be filed with the clerk and served on any party entitled to such service no later than 14 days after the clerk enters the judgment on the docket.

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