When Required: The Court requires courtesy copies for any of the following: (1) newly filed complaints; (2) initial joint status reports; (3) any brief on a motion to dismiss, motion for judgment on the pleadings, or motion for summary judgment; (4) any motion or brief that has exhibits attached to it (except agreed motions). The Court does not require courtesy copies of cases or authorities that are available on Westlaw.
Delivery: Unless otherwise instructed by the Court, courtesy copies should be delivered by first class mail or its equivalent. Next day or otherwise expedited delivery (including delivery by messenger) is unnecessary in the normal course, and such expense is generally not justifiable. Please deliver all courtesy copies to the box outside of Room 1438 (Sandy Newland's office). Please do not bring courtesy copies to chambers. A delivery confirmation signature will not be available.
Format: Courtesy copies should always be printed from ECF after electronic filing so that the copies include the ECF header. Courtesy copies should be printed on both sides of the paper whenever possible. Parties citing a deposition transcript in a brief should submit only the cited excerpts in hard copy in the condensed format, but must submit the entire transcript electronically. The Court does not want hard copies of entire deposition transcripts.
The Court prefers documents to be stapled rather than bound on the left hand side, unless the size of the document makes use of a staple impossible. The Court prefers that citations to unpublished opinions be Westlaw citations.
Please Note: All electronically filed documents should be made word searchable before being filed on ECF.
Amended Complaints should be submitted with a redline or other comparison document attached as an exhibit showing the amendments made to the previous iteration of the complaint.