The Court will dispense with its three-day notice requirement only in connection with emergency motions. To qualify as an “emergency,” a motion must arise from an unforeseen circumstance that arises suddenly and unexpectedly and requires immediate action to avoid serious or irreparable harm to one or more of the parties. Motions for extension of time for filing, or for continuances of deadlines or other dates previously set by the Court, are highly unlikely to qualify as “emergencies.” However, the Court recognizes that “life happens” and, under the appropriate circumstances, will entertain such motions as emergency motions.
In the event a party seeks to present an emergency motion, that party must inform the courtroom deputy prior to filing the motion of the general nature of the motion and the reason that it requires emergency treatment, so that it can be determined if emergency treatment is appropriate. A party seeking to present an emergency motion must make all reasonable efforts to provide the opposing party with actual notice of the motion.