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Motions and Memoranda of Law

Judge Feinerman hears motions on Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m., with three days notice.

A courtesy copy of all motions, memoranda and exhibits shall be delivered to Courtroom Deputy Jackie Deanes on the day of filing, if at all feasible, and in all events no later than the day after filing in Room 2140.

Pursuant to Local Rule 5.3(b), all motions must be noticed for presentment. Judge Feinerman will rule on some motions before the presentment date. At 4:00 p.m. on the day before the presentment date, the parties may review the electronic docket on the court's website (, or call the Courtroom Deputy (312-435-5568), to determine whether a ruling has been issued. If a ruling has issued, the noticed presentment date will be stricken and no appearance is required; in such instances, the moving party shall so inform all other parties.

If the motion is joint, uncontested, or agreed, please so indicate in the title and body of the motion.

Memoranda of law must comply with Local Rules 5.2 and 7.1. Please attach copies of any cited authorities that are not available on Westlaw or LEXIS.

A party moving to extend the time for filing a brief, motion, or other document -- or to extend a discovery cut-off date or to reschedule a trial -- must contact all other parties to determine whether the motion is opposed. The motion shall indicate: (i) the reason for the request, (ii) the number of previous extensions, and (iii) whether the motion is opposed.

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