(a) Filing. All motions shall be filed with the Clerk of the Court prior to their presentment to the court. In any cause of action, the court may designate a date by which all motions are to be filed. A motion may not be filed subsequent to that date except by leave of court. The title to each motion shall indicate the relief sought.
(b) Allotment for hearing. With the exception of emergency matters or by leave of court, no motion shall be heard unless previously allotted for hearing on the court's calendar.
(c) Oral argument. The allowance of oral arguments upon motions shall be discretionary with the court. In each case the assigned judge may fix a briefing schedule and decide a motion without hearing oral arguments.
(d) Notice. Written notice of hearing on all motions shall be given by the party requesting the hearing to all parties who have appeared and have not theretofore been defaulted for failure to plead, and to all parties whose time to appear has not expired on the date of notice. Notice shall be given in the manner and to those prescribed in Supreme Court Rule 11.
(e) Content of notice. The notice of hearing shall contain the title and number of the cause of action, date and time when the motion will be heard and designated courtroom, and shall include a short statement of the nature of the motion. A copy of any written motion and of all papers presented therewith, or a statement that they have been previously served, shall be served with the notice.
(f) Time of notice. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, notice by personal service or by U.S. Mail shall be made not less than fourteen (14) days prior to the hearing. Proof of personal service or mailing shall be made of record.
(g) Summary judgment. Unless by leave of court for good cause shown, a motion for summary judgement shall not be heard until fourteen (14) days after service of notice of motion under Supreme Court Rule 11.
(h) Ex parte and emergency motions. Every complaint or petition requesting an ex parte order for the appointment of a receiver, temporary restraint, preliminary injunction, or any other emergency relief, shall be filed in the Office of the Circuit Clerk, if during court hours, before presentment to the court. Emergency motions and motions which, by law, may be made ex parte, may, at the discretion of the court, be heard without giving notice. Motions for temporary relief shall, so far as practicable, be given precedence over other matters before the court. If a motion is heard without prior notice under this rule, written notice of the hearing shall be served personally or by U.S. Mail upon all parties not theretofore found by the court to be in default for failure to plead, and proof of service thereof shall be filed with the Clerk of the Court within two (2) days of the hearing thereon. The notice shall state the title and number of the cause of action, name of the judge who heard the motion, date of hearing, and the order of the court.
(i) Motion to continue. No motion to continue shall be allowed for other than good cause shown. Agreements of counsel as to a motion to continue shall not be binding on the court. The court may require affidavits of the parties and counsel or the presence of the parties themselves together with testimony in support of or opposition to the motion. If the motion to continue is not accompanied by the written stipulation of counsel or parties agreeing to allowance of the same or if the moving party does not forthwith cause said motion to be set for hearing prior to the scheduled hearing date for which continuance is sought, the court may summarily deny said motion to continue.
(j) Renewal of motions.Motions presented and ruled upon before one judge shall not be renewed before another judge without leave of court and a statement in the notice of hearing that the motion has previously been ruled upon, naming the judge who ruled on the motion and the results of the ruling.
(k) Failure to call motions for hearing. The burden of obtaining an allotment for hearing or briefing schedule in a civil case is on the party making the motion. If an allotment for hearing is not obtained by the moving party within ninety (90) days from the date it is filed, the court may deem the motion withdrawn and deny the relief requested with, or without, leave to refile.