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Courtesy Copies & Amended Complaints

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: Pursuant to Local Rule 5.2(f), courtesy copies shall be delivered within one day of filing. Please deliver all courtesy copies to Courtroom Deputy Sandy Newland in Room 1438. 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.

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.

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