The Defendant filed a 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss. How much time do I have to file my opposition?
Where can I find these statutory deadlines for responding in federal court?
See Rule 6 and 5(d) of the Federal Rules of Procedure. Calculating dates can be tricky for the uninitiated, but defending a motion to dismiss can be even more so. You should consult with counsel immediately on both calculating the date of opposition and preparing one at least, if not for representing you in the entire matter. You should at least try contacting the clerk and asking when your opposition would be due, although they may decline to answer, but it is worth a shot. Asking a lawyer would be best.
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