(a) Copy of Opinion or Summary Order Required. A petition for panel rehearing must include a copy of the opinion or summary order to which the petition relates, and must not include any other documents.
(b) Number of Paper Copies. If a petition for panel rehearing exceeds 50 pages, the petitioner must submit 3 paper copies of the petition to the clerk's office. If the petition for panel rehearing is simultaneously filed with a petition for rehearing en banc, the petitioner must submit the number of copies required by LR 35.1(c).
(c) Procedure After Amendment of Court Ruling. If the court substantively amends its opinion or summary order, a petition (or an amended petition) for panel rehearing may be filed within the times specified by FRAP 40(a)(1), counted from the date of filing of the amended opinion or order. A petition for panel rehearing filed before amendment of the court's ruling may, but need not, be amended.
(d) Sanctions. The court may, after affording notice and an opportunity to be heard, impose sanctions against a party that files a frivolous petition for panel rehearing.
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