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RULES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE APPLICABLE IN CIVIL ACTIONS

CIVIL RULES 1 TO 54

PLEADINGS AND MOTIONS

Rule 11. Motions -- General

(a)  A request for court order must be made by motion which must (1) be in writing unless made during a hearing or trial, (2) state with particularity the grounds for seeking the order, and (3) state the relief sought.

(b)  The court will not hear any motion grounded upon facts, unless such facts are verified by affidavit, or are apparent from the record or from the papers on file in the case, or are agreed to and stated in writing signed by the parties, their attorneys, or non-attorney representatives; and the same rule will be applied as to all facts relied on in opposing any motion.

(c)  Any party filing a motion shall certify to the court that the party or counsel has made a good faith attempt to obtain concurrence in the relief sought, except in the case of dispositive motions, motions for contempt or sanctions, or comparable motions where it can be reasonably assumed that the party or counsel will be unable to obtain concurrence.

(d)  The court may assess reasonable costs, including reasonable counsel fees, against any party whose frivolous or unreasonable conduct makes necessary the filing of or hearing on any motion.

 

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