L. Rule 7007. PLEADINGS ALLOWED


Motions filed in adversary proceedings are governed by Local Rule 9013 and 9014, except as otherwise provided in these Rules. Service of the motion, responses, and replies is limited to all counsel and parties without counsel in the adversary proceeding. If a response is not timely filed, the relief requested may be granted without further notice and hearing.

(a) Motions.

(1) Dispositive Motions. For purposes of this rule, a “dispositive motion” is a motion filed pursuant to FRBP 7012 and 7056.  Any other motions filed in an adversary proceeding are deemed non-dispositive for purposes of these Rules.

(2) Page Limits. A dispositive motion is limited to 20 pages and a non-dispositive motion is limited to 10 pages, unless otherwise authorized by the Court. These page limits are exclusive of the caption, signature block, any certificate, and accompanying documents.

(b) Responses.

(1) Generally. Any party opposing a motion shall file a response and supporting documents as are then available. The response must contain a concise statement of the reasons for opposition to the motion and citations of the legal authorities on which the party relies.

(2) Time Limits. A response to a dispositive motion shall be filed not later than 21 days after the filing of the motion. A response to a non-dispositive motion shall be filed not later than 14 days after the motion is filed, except to the extent the Court or these Rules provide otherwise. If there is no response filed within the time period prescribed by this rule, the Court may grant the motion as unopposed.

(3) Page Limits. A response to a dispositive motion is limited to 20 pages and a response to a non-dispositive motion is limited to 10 pages, unless otherwise authorized by the Court. These page limits are exclusive of the caption, signature block, any certificate, and accompanying documents.

(c) Replies.

  1. Generally. A party may file a reply in support of a motion. No further submissions on the motion are allowed, absent leave of the Court.

(2) Time Limit. A reply in support of a motion shall be filed not later than 7 days after the filing of the response to the motion. The Court need not wait for a reply before ruling on a motion.

(3) Page Limits. A reply in support of a dispositive motion is limited to 10 pages and a reply in support of a non-dispositive motion is limited to 5 pages, unless otherwise authorized by the Court. These page limits are exclusive of the caption, signature block, any certificate, and accompanying documents.