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Courtesy Copies & Amended Complaints

When Required: The Court requires courtesy copies for all filed documents, except: (1) summons and proof of service; (2) answers to complaints; (3) the motion document itself (as opposed to briefs or memos of law); (4) motions to set a hearing date; (5) motions for extension of time; (6) motions to file an enlarged brief; (7) pro hac vice motions; (8) attorney appearance documents; and (9) motions to withdraw an attorney appearance if the party continues to have other counsel. The Court also 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 on ECF. 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. 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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