LR 26.1 Initial Disclosures
Not Required [Repealed 12-1-00]
26.2 Exchanging Exhibits, Exhibit Lists, and Witness Lists; Designating
- 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
- 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.
- 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LR 41.1 Order of Dismissal [Repealed]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Jury Charge [Repealed 12-01-03]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
LR 53.1 Briefing Practice for Objections and Motions Concerning Orders, Reports, and Recommendations of Masters.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
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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