Motions for Summary Judgment Per Local Rule 7056-1:
- Motions for Summary Judgment do not require a Form 20 Notice
- Motions for Summary Judgment do require a Brief in support.
- After the Motion is filed, the Court will set a 14 day deadline for the filing of a Response Brief
- Once a Response is filed, the Court will set a 14 day deadline for the filing of a Reply
- Once the Reply deadline expires, the documents will be sent to the Judge’s chambers.
- Unless a hearing is requested by a party, a hearing shall be deemed waived.
How to file a Motion for Summary Judgment:
- 1. Select Adversary
- 2. Select Motions
- 3. Message displays NOTE: Enter an Adversary Case Number.
- 4. Type correct adversary case number to match the document you are filing.
- 5. Select Document Event: Summary Judgment.
- 6. Check if joint filing with other atty only if another attorney has signed the document if not, select next.
- 7. Select Party Filer. Party filer not listed, Add/Create New Party.
- 8. Browse, VERIFY and attach the Motion (pdf file.) Attach supporting documents, if applicable.
- 9. Check the appropriate box regarding your Certificate of Service.
- 10. Modify text, if applicable, such as: Title of document and/or Pertinent information - names, titles, property, etc.
- 11. Warning!! Verify filing entry is correct before submitting the "Final Docket Text."
- 12. Save the Notice of Electronic Filing.
Motion for Default Judgment
- Once a party is in default and a Request for Entry of Default by the Clerk has been filed, a default judgment pursuant to Rule 55(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure may be requested by filing a Motion for Default with a Notice of Motion Form 20A.