Openmind Solutions, Inc. v. Does 1-2925
Case Opened. Documents may now be electronically filed. Case number 11-cv-00092-WDS-SCW must be placed on all documents prior to filing them electronically. (Attachments: # 1 Consent to US Magistrate Judge)(drb)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
Southern District of Illinois
As requested in an email submitted to the clerk’s office new case mailbox in East St. Louis, Illinois, a
new civil case has been opened. Documents must now be electronically filed by the attorney who
requested the case opening, and the filing fee is due immediately. The case number must be placed on
pleadings before they are electronically filed. Internet credit card payments must be made online through
Documents must be electronically filed as follows:
Complaint with civil cover sheet as an attachment to the entry. The CM/ECF
filing event for a complaint is located under the heading of “Complaints and
Other Initiating Documents;” or
Notice of Removal with complaint, process, pleadings, and orders originally
filed in state court and civil cover sheet as attachments to the entry. See 28
U.S.C. § 1446(a) and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7(a). The CM/ECF filing
event for a notice of removal is located under the heading of “Notices.”
A video demonstration on the procedure to electronically file a complaint is available at:
NOTE: Electronic transmission of a document to the ECF system, together with the transmission of a
“Notice of Electronic Filing” from the court, constitutes filing of the document for all purposes of the
federal rules and the local rules of this court and constitutes entry of the document on the docket kept
by the clerk. See Southern District of Illinois Electronic Filing Rule 3. Even though a file has been
opened in the clerk’s office, the complaint or notice of removal is not deemed “filed” with the clerk
until it is transmitted to the ECF system.
If a summons was submitted to the clerk’s office for issuance, the clerk will issue the summons and
return it to the requesting attorney once the complaint has been electronically filed. The CM/ECF filing
event “Summons Issued” will notify the attorney that the summons has been issued.
Additional information about the procedure for filing a new civil case can be found in the CM/ECF
User’s Manual Section 4.0, page 4.1, or by calling the CM/ECF Help Desk at (618) 482-9296 (Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time).
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