The THREE-PIECE Rule on Motions: Hear, Notify & Serve


Rule 15, Sec. 4. Hearing of motion. Except for motions which the court may act upon without prejudicing the rights of the adverse party, every written motion shall be set for hearing by the applicant.

Every written motion required to be heard and the notice of the hearing thereof shall be served in such a manner as to ensure its receipt by the other party at least three (3) days BEFORE the date of hearing, unless the court for good cause sets the hearing on shorter notice.

Rule 15, Sec. 5. Notice of hearing. The notice of hearing shall be addressed to all parties concerned, and shall specify the time and date of the hearing which must not be later than ten (10) days AFTER the filing of the motion.

Rule 15, Sec. 6. Proof of service necessary. No written motion set for hearing shall be acted upon by the court without proof of service thereof.

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