RULE 40. PETITION FOR REHEARING
(a) Time to file; Content; Answer; Action by Court if Granted.
(1) Time. A petition for rehearing may be filed within 14 days after entry of judgment unless the time is shortened or enlarged by order.
(2) Contents. The petition must state with particularity each point of law or fact that the petitioner believes the court has overlooked or misapprehended and must argue in support of the petition. Oral argument is not permitted.
(3) Answer. Unless the court requests, no answer to a petition for rehearing is permitted. Ordinarily, rehearing will not be granted in the absence of such a request.
(4) Action by the Court. If a petition for rehearing is granted the court may do any of the following:
(A) make a final disposition of the case without reargument;
(B) restore the case to the calendar for reargument or resubmission;
(C) issue any other appropriate order.
(b) Form of Petition. A petition for rehearing must comply with the requirements of Rule 32. A petition for rehearing must contain all applicable items listed in Rule 28(b).
(c) Service and Filing. Copies of a petition for rehearing must be served and filed as prescribed by Rule 31(b).
Rule 40 was amended, effective March 1, 2003; March 1, 2004.
This rule is derived from Fed.R.App.P. 40.
Subdivision (b) was amended, effective March 1, 2003, to specify that a petition for rehearing must comply with the general requirements of Rule 32. Rule 32(c)(2) imposes specific requirement applicable to petitions for rehearing.
Subdivision (b) was amended, effective March 1, 2004, to specify that a petition for rehearing must contain the elements specified in Rule 28 (b) that apply to the given petition. For example, a petition for rehearing that cites legal authorities must include a table of authorities as described in Rule 28 (b)(2).
Subdivision (c) was added, effective March 1, 2003, to clarify petition service and filing requirements.
Rule 40 was amended, effective March 1, 2003, in response to the December 1, 1998, amendments to Fed.R.App.P. 40. The language and organization of the rule were changed to make the rule more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules.
SOURCES: Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of April 24-25, 2003, page14; April 25-26, 2002, page 25; May 25-26, 1978, pages 19-20; March 16-17, 1978, pages 8-9. Fed.R.App.P. 40.
SUPERSEDED: N.D.C.C. § 28-27-30.
CROSS REFERENCE: N.D.R.App.P. 28 (Briefs); N.D.R.App.P. 31 (Filing and Service of Briefs); N.D.R.App.P. 32 (Form of Briefs, Appendices, and Other Papers).