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LCivR 7.3 Nondispositive motions

7.3      Nondispositive motions

  1. Definition - Nondispositive motions are all motions not specifically listed in LCivR 7.2(a).
  2. Briefs
    1. Length - Briefs filed in support of or in opposition to a nondispositive motion that are produced on a computer shall not exceed four thousand three hundred (4,300) words, to include any headings, footnotes, citations and quotations. Not to be included in the word count limit are the case caption, cover sheets, any table of contents, any table of authorities, the signature block, attachments, exhibits, affidavits and other addenda. Any such brief that is hand-written or produced on a typewriter shall not exceed ten (10) pages in length, similarly including and excluding items previously identified.
    2. Certificate of compliance - Briefs in support or in opposition to nondispositive motions exceeding one thousand (1,000) words shall be accompanied by a certificate of compliance, indicating the number of words in the document as defined by LCivR 7.3(b)(i), as well as the name and version of the word processing software that was used to generate the word count. The word count provided by the word processing software used to create the brief may be relied upon for purposes of the certificate of compliance.
  3. Briefing schedule - Unless otherwise ordered, any party opposing a nondispositive motion shall, within fourteen (14) days of service of the motion, file a responsive brief and supporting materials. Reply briefs may not be filed without leave of court.
  4. Oral argument - Any party desiring oral argument shall include a request for oral argument in the caption and the heading of the party's brief. In its discretion, the court may schedule oral argument or may dispose of the motion without argument.
Date Last Modified: 
January 1, 2019