Counsel for the parents relies on a passage from the case of Hryniak v. Mauldin that discusses the advisability of the judge presiding over a complex summary judgement motion to become involved early in the life of a motion to provide directions with respect to the timelines for filing materials, the length of cross-examinations and the nature and amount of evidence that will be filed. A motion for directions also provides the responding party with an opportunity to seek an order to dismiss a premature or improper motion for summary judgement.
 Although the court in Hryniak v. Mauldin, supra, was opining on Rule 20 of the Rules of Civil Procedure that deals with summary judgement motions, I agree that the principle articulated about judicial control around scheduling applies to all summary judgement motions.
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