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Policies and Procedures for Civil Cases


Administer 4.04A, URCCC, commanding that revelation be finished inside ninety (90) days of an answer being documented, will be authorized, notwithstanding the passage of a planning request putting forward sensible due dates. After passage of the booking request, revelation due dates may not be reached out by any comprehension between the gatherings, however just by request of the Court. The Court will regard concurred planning orders put together by the gatherings, yet all booking orders must incorporate a trial setting.

The MRCP and URCCC must be perused together; neither remains solitary. Thus, Rule 4.04A, URCCC, does not broaden revelation under the MRCP in regards to master witnesses. Reactions to disclosure demands concerning specialists are to be given inside thirty (30) days of such an interrogatory being propounded, and if not then known must be "opportunely" supplemented. At long last, Judge Harrell takes into consideration trial testimonies and interrogatory supplementation until a sensible period before trial steady with the caselaw.

Disclosure is planned to help defendants in acquiring all non-special data sensibly computed to prompt the revelation of allowable confirmation. The majority of the standards of MRCP, including those of disclosure, are intended to guarantee the "simply, expedient, and modest assurance of each activity." Therefore, the Court for the most part interprets revelation asks for fairly comprehensively for all gatherings.

Unless and until the Mississippi re-appraising courts govern something else, Judge Harrell takes after the position of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that standard complaints, for example, rehashing the reiteration that "the demand is excessively wide, difficult, abusive, and insignificant," is no reaction by any means. Or maybe, the protesting party must state particularly how every interrogatory is not pertinent or how each inquiry is excessively expansive, troublesome or harsh. Upon any movement to constrain, where such a "non-reaction" was given, sanctions, including lawyer expenses, will be forced upon ask for as per MRCP Rule 37(4).

Movements to urge revelation must follow Rule 37, MRCP, and Rule 4.04(c), URCCC. Inability to act in compliance with common decency to give disclosure as well as to act in compliance with common decency in settling revelation debate to maintain a strategic distance from pointless time and assets used by the Court will bring about inconvenience of authorizations.

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To facilitate its business, the Court is not committed to allow oral contention and may administer on any movement, without oral hearing, upon the movement, reactions, and briefs recorded or submitted.

In this manner, lawyers are reminded that under Rule 4.03, URCCC, memoranda briefs in help of, and contrary to, any movement to reject or for rundown judgment must be given to the judge. Movements for rundown judgment should likewise incorporate a separation of the actualities depended upon and not really questioned.

Going with memoranda briefs in help of, or contrary to, every single other movement are not required, but rather are empowered since the judge may control without oral contention.

Respondents have ten (10) days after administration of movant's notice brief in which to submit one in answer. Movant may submit one in answer inside five (5) days of administration of respondent's answer.

Under Rule 4.03, URCCC, every dispositive movement are considered relinquished unless heard no less than ten (10) days before trial.

Aside from great aim appeared, movements in limine won't be heard the day of, or over the span of, trial. Such lazy movements might be summarily overruled, requiring auspicious protest throughout trial concerning the topic of any such movements.

All movement dates must be settled upon by the gatherings. On the off chance that the gatherings can't concede to a date, the movant should contact the court chairman, and the court executive will give three accessible dates, from which the gatherings can pick a pleasant date.



Judge Harrell requires that inside 45 days of fulfillment of administration of process that the gatherings go into a concurred booking request. In the event that the gatherings can't concede to a planning request, they ought to expeditiously advise the Court, and the Court will sua sponte enter a booking request. The booking request should incorporate however not be constrained to: revelation due dates, movement due dates, master assignment, and so forth.


In addition to any filings with the Clerk. Judge Harrell requests that an electronic version of the Jury Instructions be furnished to the Court, on C.D. ROM or a floppy disk.

[The above policies and procedures shall in no way be construed to trump the local rules, the Uniform Rules of Circuit and County Court, or the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure.]