New arguments in reply briefs

February 23, 2012

  • 170A Federal Civil Procedure
  • 170AVII Pleadings and Motions
  • 170AVII(I) Motions in General
  • 170Ak921 k. In General.

170A Federal Civil ProcedureCourt generally will not entertain new arguments first raised in a reply brief, much less an argument raised for the first time in a reply brief in support of a second motion for reconsideration.
Lewis v. Dist. of Columbia, 791 F. Supp. 2d 136 (D.D.C. 2011)
Suggested by David F. Herr, Partner and Thomson Reuters Author; Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP; Minneapolis, MN