Honorable Justin L. Quackenbush

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Visiting Judge

U.S. District Court - Eastern Division - Riverside

Law and Motion Schedule: 

​CIVIL MOTIONS - This court does not have a designated “Motion Day” for hearing motions.  A motion to be heard without oral argument can be set in the Notice of Hearing by the movant on any non-holiday weekday, at 6:30 p. m., on or after the date calculated in the Central District Local Rules 6-1, 37-3.  To obtain an oral argument hearing date, time and place, a pro se party or counsel shall first, contact the opposing party/counsel to develop a list of mutually agreeable hearing dates, time, and places, and then contact Lee Ann Mauk, Judge Quackenbush’s Judicial Assistant, at 509-458-5280, to determine an available hearing date, time, and place.  If the court is not available in Riverside, telephonic argument may be requested.

Judges' Procedures: 
EX PARTE APPLICATIONS - The court treats ex parte applications in the same manner as motions.
TENTATIVE RULINGS - The court does not issue tentative rulings.
STIPULATIONS - All stipulations, including stipulations to continue (L.R. 7-11) shall be attached to a separately filed motion, which shall be noted for hearing. See Central District Local Rule 7-1, 37-2.
LENGTH OF MEMORANDA - Memoranda relating to a dispositive motion shall not exceed twenty (20) pages. Memoranda relating to all other motions shall not exceed ten (10) pages.
PROPOSED ORDERS - Proposed orders, as set forth in L.R. 5-4.4.2, shall be emailed to: QuackenbushOrders@waed.uscourts.gov.
COURTESY COPIES - Courtesy copies shall only be provided when the filed document exceeds
one-hundred pages in length. See L.R. 5-4.5. Chambers copies for Judge Quackenbush shall be mailed to the U. S. District Court Clerk’s Office, Room 840, Thomas S. Foley U. S. Courthouse, 920 W. Riverside, Spokane, WA 99210.
CONTINUANCES - Continuances are generally disfavored by this court. A motion to continue will only be granted upon a specific showing of good cause.
REMOVED ACTIONS - The operative complaint and any answers filed in state court must be re-filed in this court (separately) as a supplement to the petition for removal. Any pending motions must be re-noted in accordance with L.R. 6-1.
DISCOVERY - The court will decide on a case by case basis whether any matter ought to be referred to a Magistrate Judge. Accordingly, all discovery matters shall be noted for hearing before Judge Quackenbush, not the designated Magistrate Judge.
CONTACTING CHAMBERS - Counsel may contact chambers for scheduling/procedural questions only.
MOTION STATUS - Inquiries regarding the status of motions, stipulations or proposed orders are not available by telephone. See L.R. 83-2.5.
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - Counsel are to request, through the court clerk, bringing in and/or using audio, video or electronic equipment into the courtroom.
ORDERING AN AUDIO TAPE OR TRANSCRIPT - For general information on how to order a transcript of any reported or digitally recorded proceeding, please contact 213-894-3015 or visit http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/court-reporting-services/court-reporterreco.... If you require an estimate of the cost for the preparation of a transcript, contact the court reporter/recorder for the desired proceeding.
INTERPRETER SERVICES ON CIVIL MATTERS - Counsel in civil cases are to obtain the services of an interpreter, if one is needed.