RULE NO. 8 MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT I. Notification to Judge A. A party moving for summary judgment or any other relief requiring consideration of affidavits, pleadings, depositions, interrogatories and/or legal briefings shall file with the Clerk or ascertain that the file already contains all matters and documents intended to be relied upon and the moving party shall notify the Judge directly on or before the date that request is made to place the matter on the calendar to be heard. B. A statement of points and authorities and supporting affidavits shall be filed and served concurrently with the motion for summary judgment and complimentary copies provided to the Judge. C. Responses to affidavits etc., cross-motions with supporting documents and statement of points and authorities in support of response and/or cross-motion intended to be relied on at the hearing shall be filed pursuant to Civil Rules for Superior Court (CR 56) and at the time of filing, complimentary copies shall be provided to the Judge. II. Noting Summary Judgment Motions A. Prior to noting a motion for summary judgment, a specific date and time shall be obtained from the Court Administrator. Once noted for hearing, the motion shall not be stricken or continued by the parties without approval of the Judge who is assigned to hear the motion. B. Argument on summary judgment motions may not exceed twenty minutes per party unless otherwise extended by the Judge hearing the motion. III. Sanctions A. Failure to strictly adhere to this rule may result in the hearing being stricken. Late responses stricken, or not considered in ruling on the motion, terms and/or such other sanctions as the Court in its discretion may deem appropriate. (Adopted effective September 1, 1996)
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