Important Information Regarding Brief in Opposition Deadline for Motions for Summary Judgment

 

Please note that the new Federal Rules and Local Rules of Court will be effective tomorrow, December 1, 2010. One important change is the deadline for opposing briefs in opposition to Motions for Summary Judgment. Two new events in ECF have been created to accomodate the new 21 day deadline. These are Brief in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment and Brief in Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment. It is imperative that you use these events when filing briefs related to a motion for summary judgment. They are listed under Responses and Replies (Briefs).
 
LR 7.6 Submission of Briefs Opposing Motions.
 
Any party opposing any motion, other than a motion for summary judgment, shall file a brief in opposition, within fourteen (14) days after service of the movant's brief, or, if a brief in support of the motion is not required under these rules, within seven (7) days after service of the motion. Any party who fails to comply with this rule shall be deemed not to oppose such motion. Nothing in this rule shall be construed to limit the authority of the court to grant any motion before expiration of the prescribed period for filing a brief in opposition. A brief in opposition to a motion for summary judgment and LR 56.1 responsive statement, together with any transcripts, affidavits or other relevant documentation, shall be filed within twenty-one (21) days after service of the movant’s brief.