Summary Judgment Motions
The Court requires strict compliance with Local General Rules 56.1(a) and 56.1(b) in the briefing of all summary judgment motions. In addition, to assist the Court in reviewing the factual record submitted in connection with summary judgment motions, the Court requires the following:
A courtesy copy of the compendium of affidavits, depositions and other materials relied upon in support of the motion (as required by Local Rule 56.1(a)) or in opposition to the motion (as required by Local Rule 56.1(b)) must be delivered to the Courtroom Deputy (Room 2220) the same day that the original is filed in the clerk’s office. The courtesy copy of the compendium must be securely bound, must separately tab each document, and must contain an index identifying what document is contained under each tab.
All statements of undisputed material facts offered by the moving party under Local Rule 56.1(a)(3)(B), or statements of additional facts offered by the responding party under Local Rule 56.1(b)(3)(B), must list the facts in short, numbered paragraphs that refrain from argument. Argument must be reserved for the moving party’s memorandum of law. Each numbered fact statement must contain a specific citation to affidavits, depositions or other materials that support the fact statement, as well to the tab(s) in the compendium where those materials may be found. Failure to provide support for a statement of fact may result in that alleged "fact" being disregarded.
All responses to statements of undisputed materials facts offered by the responding party, or responses to statements of additional facts offered by the moving party, shall be in a format similar to that used in answering a complaint: that is, the response must repeat each numbered paragraph of the fact statement, and then immediately following each numbered statement must state whether the alleged fact is "undisputed" or "disputed." The responses to fact statements must refrain from argument. The significance or lack of significance of a disputed or undisputed fact may be argued in the respondent's legal memorandum. If a particular fact is "undisputed," nothing more should be said in the response. If a particular fact assertion is "disputed" in whole or part, the response must state what part of the assertion is disputed and must contain a specific citation to the supporting affidavits, depositions or other materials as well as to the tab(s) in the compendium where those materials may be found. Failure to provide support for an alleged fact dispute may result in that fact being deemed admitted.