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Tweaks to the Uniform Rules

Today the Louisiana Second Circuit announced a few amendments to the Uniform Rules. If you need a copy, click here to download the PDF. Here is my take on the amendments:

  • Rule 2-18.2, governing the time to apply for rehearing, has been updated to accommodate electronic notification of the court’s actions. The 14-day period to apply for rehearing is now triggered by transmission of the notice of judgment (as opposed to mailing or delivering of the notice of judgment). 
  • Rules 2-7.2 and 2-7.4, governing motions, have been amended to require motions to be of “a singular or alternative nature.” I think the purpose of this amendment is to prevent parties from seeking multiple forms of relief in a single motion. For example, if you want both an extension of time to file your brief and an enlargement of the page limit, you have to file two motions; you can’t combine both requests in one motion.

(Originally written 15 Oct. 2014; corrected on 16 Oct. 2014.)

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