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Judge Essex Updates Ground Rules to Limit Prehearing Briefs, Opening Statements, ITC Blog

June 2017

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Last week, Judge Essex issued a notice updating his ground rules in active investigations pending before him. The substantive changes to the rules are:
  • Ground Rule 8.1 now limits pre-hearing briefs to no more than 200 pages with attachments not exceeding 50 pages. Previous versions of Judge Essex’ Ground Rules had no page limits on pre-hearing briefs;
  • Ground Rule 10.2 limits opening arguments, if permitted, to 20 minutes for each party.

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