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Amendments to Local Rules Now Effective

Recent amendments to the District of Delaware Local Rules became effective April 30, 2010.  Two amendments are particularly significant:

  • Page Limits for Briefs:  Local Rule 7.1.3(a)(4) has been amended so that the page limits for opening and answering briefs is now 20 pages and the page limit for reply briefs is now 10 pages.

  • Briefing Schedules:  In light of the recent amendments to Fed. R. Civ. P. 6 regarding computing time, Local Rule 7.1.2(b) has been amended so that responses to motions are now due 14 days after the motion is served, and replies in support of a motion are now due 7 days after a response has been served.  Other adjustments to timing were also made in light of the amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P.6.  See, e.g., D. Del. LR 7.1.4; D. Del. LR 7.1.5; D. Del. LR 16.3(d); D. Del LR 30.1.

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