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Rule 515. Motion for Rehearing (1984)


(a) A motion for rehearing may be filed with the clerk of the court within fifteen days after the date of rendition of the judgment or decision of the court or the order refusing or dismissing an application for writ of error. In exceptional cases, if the ends of justice require, the court may shorten the time within which the motion may be filed or even deny the right to file it altogether.

(b) The points relied upon for the rehearing shall be distinctly specified in the motion. The motion shall state the name and address of the attorneys of record for the parties, and if there is no attorney of record, the name and address of the party. The party filing such motion shall deliver or mail to each party, or his attorney of record, a true copy of such motion, and shall note on the motion so filed with the clerk that such copies have been so furnished.

(c) Notice of the Motion. Upon the filing of the motion, the clerk shall notify the attorneys of record or other parties by mail of the filing.

(d) The parties shall have five days after notice in which to file an answer to the motion. Upon the filing of an answer or the expiration of the five-day period, the motion shall be deemed submitted to the court and ready for disposition. The court may limit the time in which a motion for rehearing or an answer may be filed, and may act upon any motion at any time after it is filed. The court for good cause may deny leave to file a motion for rehearing. The court will not entertain a second motion for rehearing.

Amended by order of Dec. 5, 1983, eff. April 1, 1984: In Section (a) the reference to terms of court for the Supreme Court is deleted as obsolete. In Section (b) the language is made to conform to many other rules concerning" attorneys of record or parties." The rule is changed so all counsel get the motion. Section (c) is an incorporation of present Rule 516. Rule 516 is repealed. Section (d) is a condensed and rewritten version of the present Rule 517. The last sentence accords with the practice of the court.

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941 Repealed by order of April 10, 1986, eff. Sept. 1, 1986
Sept. 20, 1941, eff. Dec. 31, 1941  
Oct. 12, 1949, eff. March 1, 1950  
June 10, 1980, eff. Jan. 1, 1981