Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Court Strikes Summary Judgment Motions Sua Sponte for Circumventing Page Limits Rule

Sua sponte, the court struck plaintiff's four summary judgment motions. "Local Rule 7-2(b) provides that a motion may not exceed twenty-five pages in length. . . . In an attempt to circumvent the page limits imposed by the Local Rules, [plaintiff] filed four Summary Judgment Motions, which collectively total fifty-nine pages in length. While each motion purports to address different issues, all of the motions pertain to the same patents-in-suit and should therefore have been presented in a single motion."

Aircraft Technical Publishers, Inc. v. Avantext, Inc., 4-07-cv-04154
(CAND November 16, 2009, Order) (Armstrong, J.)

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