Phillips v. Google Inc
Order Designating Case for ECF - see order for specifics. (Signed by Judge Jane J Boyle on 7/11/07) (klm)
Phillips v. Google Inc
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS DALLAS DIVISION
All Attorneys of Record Appearing in a Case Designated for Enrollment in the Electronic Case Files System (including Attorneys in pro se cases) STANDING ORDER1 DESIGNATING CASE FOR ENROLLMENT IN THE ELECTRONIC CASE FILES "ECF" SYSTEM The court has determined that this case will be enrolled in the Electronic Case
Files ("ECF") system as an ECF case. Therefore, it is ordered that all counsel of record must register as an ECF user within ten days of the date of notice of this order, if they have not already done so. Only licensed attorneys may submit documents for electronic filing; therefore, no pro se party (including a prisoner) will be permitted to register as an ECF user or submit documents electronically. To register, counsel must: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Review Miscellaneous Order Number 61; Review the ECF Administrative Procedures Manual; Complete the online attorney tutorial for ECF training; Review the ECF User Guide; Complete the ECF Attorney/User Registration Form and forward it to the Clerk's Office; and
Upon opening a new case, the clerk must enter this Standing Order. If the plaintiff or petitioner in a civil action is proceeding pro se, the clerk may not distribute this order unless there is an order for process to issue. If process is ordered to issue, the clerk is directed at that time to send a copy of this order to the defendant or respondent with the service of the summons or show cause order.
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Ensure that any attorney granted pro hac vice admission as co-counsel in this case also registers as an ECF user.
Please note: The designation of this case as an ECF case and the accompanying requirements are mandatory. Any request seeking leave to be excluded from this designation must be in the form of a written motion and is subject to a hearing.2
Duty of Initiating Party to Serve ECF Designation Order upon Opposing Party It is further ordered that in a civil ECF case, the party initiating the action in this court must serve a copy of this order on the opposing party(ies) with service of process or within five days of receipt of this order, whichever is later. If an additional party is joined in a civil ECF case at a later date, the party joining the additional party is ordered to serve a copy of this order on the additional party within five days of when the additional party is joined. In a criminal ECF case, it is ordered that the government serve a copy of this order on defendant's counsel when defendant's counsel makes an appearance in the case on behalf of the defendant.
If the court initially grants an attorney permission to submit documents for filing on paper, the court may withdraw that permission at any time during the pendency of a case and require the attorney to re-file documents electronically using the ECF system. An attorney who is granted permission to submit documents for filing on paper will be required to include with each paper document a disk or CD-ROM containing an electronic copy of the paper filed with the court in portable document format ("PDF").
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Electronic Case Files Requirements After an attorney is registered as an ECF user, the attorney must submit all documents for filing in this case using the ECF system. In doing so, counsel must observe the following directives: 1. Governing Documents: The case will be governed, unless otherwise ordered, by Miscellaneous Order Number 61, the ECF Administrative Procedures Manual, and the ECF User Guide. 2. Service of Documents upon Non-ECF Users: Service of documents upon non-ECF users (including pro se litigants) must be effected on paper in a manner authorized by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5. 3. Courtesy Copies ("paper copies" of filings in ECF cases): Each judge listed on the reference chart included as Attachment 1 to this Standing Order has specific requirements for courtesy copies. Each courtesy copy must be marked "Judge's Copy," must have a copy of the Notice of Electronic Filing3 for that document affixed as the first page, must be delivered to the court within three business days of the date of filing of the original document, and must be in the form required by LR 10.1 and LCrR 49.3. The court, in its discretion, may not begin its consideration of the document until it has received the required courtesy copy.
A link to the Notice of Electronic Filing and the electronically filed document will be automatically e-mailed to the filer upon the completion of the electronic filing procedure.
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Furthermore, failure to follow the courtesy copy requirements of the presiding judge may result in the document being unfiled. If the courtesy copy is mailed directly to the chambers of the presiding judge, delivery is complete upon mailing. Hand-deliveries must be made to the clerk's office at 1100 Commerce Street, Room 1452, Dallas, Texas 75242, must be enclosed in a sealed envelope that bears the name of the judge to whom the courtesy copy is directed, and must identify itself as a "Courtesy Copy." The court will not accept hand deliveries brought directly to chambers unless it specifically instructs a party to do so. Please Note: If this case or any portion of this case is referred to a United States Magistrate Judge, the magistrate judge may enter an order with additional specific requirements. Please see the magistrate judge's order for details. 4. Proposed Orders: A proposed order must be submitted with every
motion via e-mail as instructed under the ECF system's "Proposed Orders" event. The subject line of the e-mail transmitting the proposed order must be complete as directed in the instructions. 5. Documents That Require Leave of Court to File: A party who moves for leave of court to file an amended pleading, or for leave of court to file any other document (e.g., surreply, document exceeding the page limit, etc.), must attach the proposed document as an exhibit to the motion for leave. If the motion for leave is granted, the moving party must THEN
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http://www.txnd.uscourts.gov/pdf/TXNprivnot.pdf. 7. Questions: ECF questions should be directed to the Office of the Clerk at (214)753-2200 or the ECF Help Desk at (866) 243-2866.
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COURTESY COPY REQUIREMENTS
A. Joe Fish
Civil and Criminal Cases: ALL FILINGS
1100 Commerce Street, Room 1528 Dallas, TX 75242 1100 Commerce Street, Room 1520 Dallas, TX 75242 1100 Commerce Street, Room 1654 Dallas, TX 75242 1100 Commerce Street, Room 1312 Dallas, TX 75242
Sidney A. Fitzwater Jorge A. Solis
Civil and Criminal Cases: ALL FILINGS
Civil and Criminal Cases: ALL FILINGS, including Proposed Orders Civil Cases: All Dispositive Motions, Responses, Replies and Appendices thereto and any document over 25 pages in length Criminal Cases: ALL FILINGS Civil Cases: All Dispositive Motions, Responses, Replies and Appendices thereto and any document over 25 pages in length Criminal Cases: None Required No Courtesy Copies Required Civil Cases: All Dispositive Motions, Responses, Replies, and Appendices thereto and any document over 25 pages in length Criminal Cases: None Required Civil and Criminal Cases: All Dispositive Motions, Responses, Replies, and Appendices thereto Civil and Criminal Cases: All Dispositive Motions, Responses, Replies, and Appendices thereto (including Joint Submissions)
Sam A. Lindsay
Barbara M.G. Lynn
1100 Commerce Street, Room 1572 Dallas, TX 75242 Note: Hand-deliveries to chambers are allowed.
David C. Godbey Ed Kinkeade
1100 Commerce Street, Room 1625 Dallas, TX 75242
Jane J. Boyle
1100 Commerce Street, Room 1376 Dallas, TX 75242 1100 Commerce Street, Room 1544 Dallas, TX 75242
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