Motions for Summary Judgment
The Court requires strict compliance with Local General Rules 56.1(a) and 56.1(b) in the briefing of all summary judgment motions (except social security cases).
Judge Cox disfavors motions to strike all or portions of an opposing party’s Rule 56.1 submission. Under all but the most extraordinary circumstances, if a party contends that its opponent has included inadmissible evidence, improper argument, or other objectionable material in a Rule 56.1 submission, the party’s argument that the offending material should not be considered should be included in its response or reply brief, not in a separate motion to strike. The matter will then be considered by the Court when it renders a decision on the matter.