On Monday, Judge Seibel ordered a plaintiff to re-submit an amended 56.1 statement response to comply with the Local Rules. Judge Seibel explained that the response, at 356 pages, was too long and argumentative, did not properly controvert certain of defendants’ statements, and did not include pincites when citing record evidence.

Summarizing the issues with plaintiff’s 56.1 response, Judge Seibel wrote:

In short, the purpose of a LR 56.1 response is simply to advise the Court as to whether the specific fact asserted by the moving party is or is not disputed, and if it is disputed, to provide the Court with the evidence on which the non-moving party relies to dispute that particular fact. It presents no occasion for context, argument, semantic quibbles, opinions or conclusions.