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Hon. Marco A. Hernández, Chief Judge

Mary L. Moran, Clerk of Court

LR 36 - Requests for Admission

(See Fed. R. Civ. P. 36)

LR 36-1 Requests for Admission - Generally

(a) Not Filed With the Court (See LR 5-9)

Unless directed by the Court, requests for admission will not be filed with the Court. Instead they will be maintained by counsel and made available to parties upon request. Requests for admission presented for filing without Court approval will be returned to the offering party. To facilitate responding, a courtesy copy of the requests for admission must be e-mailed concurrently pursuant to LR 5-9(b).

(b) Use of Non-Filed Requests

This rule does not preclude the use of requests for admission and responses as exhibits or evidence in support of a motion or at trial.

(c) Definitions

Each request must state in concise language the admission requested. In no case may a request for admission refer to a definition not contained within the request for admission or preamble. Only terms actually used in the request for admission may be defined.

LR 36-2 Response or Objections (See Fed. R. Civ. P. 36(a))

Every response, denial, or objection must set forth each request in full, followed by the admission, denial, or objection. 


Amendment History to LR 36
June 1, 2006
LR 36.1(a) The first sentence divided into two sentences. "Requests for admissions shall be served . . . ." added.
LR 36.1(b) The words "for introduction" stricken.
LR 36.3 New Rule adding Waiver of Objections and cross-reference to LR 26.7. Motions to Compel re-numbered to LR 36.4.
LR 36.5 The words "With Order Compelling Response to Request for Admissions" added to heading.
December 1, 2009
LR 36-1(a) Text change to last sentence, from "Requests for admission shall be served pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 5...." to "To facilitate responding, a courtesy copy of the requests for admission must be e-mailed concurrently...."
The word "will" substituted for "shall."
LR 36.3 Removed as a rule without a rule.
LR 36.4 Removed as a rule without a rule.
LR 36.5 Removed as a rule without a rule.
March 1, 2014
 LR 36-1(a) In the caption, updated cross-reference from "LR 5-2" to "LR 5-2." In the rule text, updated cross-reference from "LR 5-2(b)" to "LR 5-10(b)."
March 1, 2016
LR 36-1(a) In the caption, updated cross-reference from "LR 5-10" to "LR 5-11." In the rule text, updated cross-reference from "LR 5-10(b)" to "LR 5-11(b)." 
LR 36-2 Deleted the second sentence.
January 1, 2019
LR 36-1(a) In the title, updated the cross-reference from "LR 5-11" to "LR 5-10." In the rule text, updated the cross-reference from "LR 5-11(b)" to "LR 5-10(b)."
January 21, 2020

LR 36-1(a)

In the title, updated the cross-reference from "LR 5-10" to "LR 5-9."  In the rule text, updated the cross-reference from "LR 5-10(b)" to "LR 5-9(b)." 

LR 1 - Scope and Purpose

LR 3 - Commencement of Action

LR 4 - Summons

LR 5 - Service and Filing of Pleadings and Papers

LR 5.2 - Redaction of Filings

LR 6 - Computing Time After Service

LR 7 - Motions Practice

LR 7.1 - Disclosure Statement

LR 10 - Form of Pleadings and Other Documents

LR 11 - Signature Requirements

LR 15 - Amended and Supplemental Pleadings

LR 16 - Pretrial Conferences, Scheduling, and Case Management

LR 23 - Class Actions

LR 26 - Discovery

LR 27 - Depositions: Before Action or Pending Appeal

LR 28 - Depositions in a Foreign Country

LR 29 - Stipulations About Discovery Procedure

LR 30 - Depositions

LR 33 - Interrogatories

LR 34 - Requests for Production

LR 36 - Requests for Admission

LR 37 - Motions to Compel

LR 38 - Right to a Jury Trial

LR 40 - Scheduling Cases for Trial

LR 41 - Dismissal of Action

LR 42 - Consolidation; Separate Trials

LR 45 - Subpoena

LR 47 - Selecting Jurors

LR 48 - Jurors and Participation in the Verdict

LR 51 - Instructions to the Jury

LR 54 - Bill of Costs and Attorney Fees

LR 55 - Default

LR 56 - Summary Judgment

LR 65 - Injunctions and Restraining Orders

LR 65.1 - Securities and Sureties

LR 67 - Deposits in Court

LR 68 - Offer of Judgment

LR 72 - Magistrate Judges: Pretrial Order

LR 73 - Magistrate Judges: Trial by Consent

LR 77 - Conducting Business; Clerk's Authority; Notice of an Order or Judgment

LR 79 - Records Kept by the Clerk

LR 81 - Habeas Corpus Petitions

LR 83 - Rules and Directives - By the District Court

LR 100 - Rule Governing CM/ECF: Case Management and Electronic Case Filing - Practices

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