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Local Rules of Civil Procedure

LR 37 - Motions to Compel

(See Fed. R. Civ. P. 37)

LR 37-1 Requirements

Motions for an order compelling an answer, designation, production, or inspection must provide only the pertinent interrogatory, question, request, or notice of deposition, including any pertinent responses and/or objections, together with the legal arguments of the party. The requirements in LR 26-3 related to the motion title, word-count or page limits, replies, calendaring, pre-filing conferences, and certificates of conferral apply to motions to compel.

LR 37-2 Time Limits

Unless otherwise directed by the Court, the party against whom an order to compel has been entered must comply with the order within 14 days after the date of entry of the order.

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Amendment History to LR 37
June 1, 2006
LR 37.1 Rule deleted as already addressed in LR 7.1(a).
Subsequent rules renumbered.
LR 37.1 Cross-reference to LR 7.3 added.
The words "comply with LR 26.5 . . ." added.
The words "in conformity . . ." deleted.
LR 37.2 The words "eleven (11)" substituted for "seven."
The phrase "the date of entry . . ." substituted for "receipt."
December 1, 2009
LR 37-1(b) New subsection to require compliance with LR 7-1(a).
LR 37-2 Time limit changed from "eleven (11)" days to "fourteen (14)" days.
March 1, 2014
LR 37-2 Changed "fourteen (14)" to "14."
March 1, 2016
LR 37-1 Deleted the word "Motion" and the cross-reference to LR 7.
LR 37-1(a) Deleted the heading and rule text, and added the following language to conform more closely with amended Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(a)(3)(B):  "Motions for an order compelling an answer, designation, production, or inspection must provide only the pertinent interrogatory, question, request, or notice of deposition, including any pertinent responses and/or objections, together with the legal arguments of the party. The requirements in LR 26-3 related to the motion title, word-count or page limits, replies, calendaring, pre-filing conferences, and certificates of conferral apply to motions to compel."
LR 37-1(b) Deleted the heading and rule text.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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