Can I file a reply to defendant's opposition brief in federal court even though the judge did not explicitly say so?
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I do not have my local rules handy.
You need to refer to the local rules of the district court you are in; and the practice rules of your judge.
They are available on the internet. You can do your own easy research.
The CPLR states you are permitted to file a reply. In any event, a judges briefing schedule overrides the CPLR. I agree with my colleague Mr. Horner. Read the judges individual part rules, then contact the correct person for clarification.
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Reposted to Litigation. If the briefing schedule did not explicitly include a reply, you had best check with chambers before you serve and file one.
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