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Old 07-28-2017, 02:28 PM
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You should also then report the judge to the judicial council after your case is finished - not before as it may make the judge biased against you.
Part of the judge's duty is to run their court room. It is within their power to limit how long parties have to make submissions. Triton is offering poor advice.

get cut short? What did you do?
If your time was limited before the motion started (for example, you are starting at 2:00 p.m. for a 4 hour motion, you know that you only have 3 hours) - then a prudent idea would be to address it with the judge, perhaps suggesting that moving party argues for no more than 80 minutes, responding party for 80 minutes, and right of reply for 10 minutes at most (with a 10 minute recess rounding out the afternoon).

As a second option, if you run out of time but have not finished your submissions, you can ask that the motion continue another day (if you are lucky, the next morning; otherwise, later). The judge can grant this, or refuse it.

As a final point, you will have submitted a factum because of the length of your motion. The judge will have seen that you were doing a speed run. He is going to go through your material, which is just as effective as making submissions. More often than not, the decision is made based on the materials rather than submissions.
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