TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
DATE: September 13, 2017
RE: Rule 56, N.D.R.Civ.P., Summary Judgment
Committee member Kent Reierson has requested that the committee consider adding a deadline for reply briefs in summary judgment matters. His e-mail is attached. Mr. Reierson suggests the committee look at the U.S. District Court's local rules, attached, which establish a 14-day deadline for reply briefs when a dispositive motion is made.
Proposed amendments to Rule 56 are attached, imposing a time limit for reply briefs based on the federal local rule language.