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Summary Judgment Motions

Motions for summary judgment and responses must comply with Local Rules 56.1(a) and 56.1(b), as well as the procedures outlined herein.  The Local Rules are not mere technicalities.  The Court expects strict compliance with the Local Rules regarding summary judgment.  Failure to comply with the Local Rules may result in the Court striking briefs, disregarding statements of fact, deeming statements of fact admitted, and denying summary judgment.  See Modrowski v. Pigatto, 712 F.3d 1166, 1169 (7th Cir. 2013), Keeton v. Morningstar, Inc., 667 F.3d 877, 884 (7th Cir. 2012).

If a party contends that its opponent has included inadmissible evidence, improper argument, or other objectionable material in a Local Rule 56.1 submission, the party typically should raise its argument that the Court should not consider such material in the party’s response or reply brief and not in a separate motion to strike.  

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