7.2 Specified Motions

(a) Motions to Extend Time

Motions to extend time shall state whether the extension would result in the continuance of any hearing, conference, or trial, and state the proposed extended date.  Motions to extend deadlines set in the discovery plan shall (i) state whether the extension would result in the need to extend any other deadline set forth in the discovery plan; (ii) state the proposed extended date for those deadlines; and (iii) be accompanied by a completed Civil Form 3.

Motions to extend time based upon a scheduling conflict shall be filed within seven (7) days of the date that counsel learned, or reasonably should have learned, of the scheduling conflict.

(b) Motions to Strike

Any motion to strike material offered in support of or in opposition to a motion must be filed within fourteen (14) days of the service of the motion or objection to which the objected-to material is attached.

(c) Motions for Continuance of Trials

A motion to continue a trial shall contain a certification that the party on behalf of whom the motion was filed has been notified of the request by counsel.

(d) Motions for Reconsideration

A motion to reconsider an interlocutory order of the court, meaning a motion other than one governed by Fed. R. Civ. P. 59 or 60, shall demonstrate that the order was based on a manifest error of fact or law and shall be filed within fourteen (14) days from the date of the order unless the party seeking reconsideration shows cause for not filing within that time.  Cause for not filing within fourteen (14) days from the date of the order includes newly available material evidence and an intervening change in the governing legal standard.

When a motion to reconsider a ruling by the magistrate judge is directed to the magistrate  judge, an objection pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 72 or 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) shall be filed within fourteen (14) days after being served with a copy of the magistrate judge's ruling on the motion to reconsider.


(Prior (c), Motions for Continuance of Trials, and (d), Motions for Reconsideration, relettered to (d) and (e), and new § (c), Motions to Strike, added 1/1/01; § (e) amended 1/1/02; § (c) amended 1/1/03; § (e) amended 1/1/06; §§ (c) and (e) amended 12/1/09; § (a) amended,  former § (b) Summary Judgment relocated to LR 56.1, former § (d) amended, former §§ (b) – (e) relettered 12/1/13)