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Amended Local Rules Effective 4/30/2010

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The District Court of Delaware has issued amended Local Rules (Civil) which become effective April 30, 2010. The majority of changes bring the Local Rules in line with the 2009 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that deal with computation of time.

One of the bigger changes is in Rule 7.1.3 and deals with the length of briefs. All opening and answering briefs are now limited to 20 pages and all reply briefs to 10 pages (exclusive of any table of contents or table of authorities).

Rule 7.1.5 also limits motions for reargument to 10 pages. Rule 7.1.5 has also been amended to state that a party seeking review of an order, decision or report and recommendation of a Magistrate Judge must file objections under Fed. R. Civ. P. 72 and cannot file a motion for reargument before either the Magistrate Judge or the District Court Judge.

All depositions must now be notice at least 10 days prior the date of the deposition. D. Del. LR 30.1.

A copy of the Amended Rules is set forth below.

D. Del. Local Rules Effective April 30, 2010

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