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:Continue Reading Judge Seibel: 56.1 Response is Not the Occasion for “Context” or “Semantic Quibbles”

In an opinion Monday, Judge McMahon denied a motion by Blackberry and certain former executives for summary judgement in a securities class action. In the same ruling, she denied Blackberry’s motion to strike the plaintiffs’ Rule 56.1 statement, which allegedly contained improper legal arguments instead of factual responses.  Judge McMahon criticized the motion as “pointless”