Chang et al v. Virgin Mobile USA LLC et al

Filing 42

Standing Order for Electronic Filings Related to Matters Referred to the United States Magistrate Judge - see order for specifics. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Paul D Stickney on 3/10/08) (jrb)

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Chang et al v. Virgin Mobile USA LLC et al Doc. 42 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS DALLAS DIVISION Revised 09/10/07 To: All Attorneys of Record Appearing in a Case (including Attorneys in pro se cases): Designated for Electronic Case Filing and Involving a Matter Referred to a United States Magistrate Judge Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636 STANDING ORDER1 FOR ELECTRONIC FILINGS RELATED TO MATTERS REFERRED TO THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE The district court has entered its Standing Order Designating Case for Enrollment in the Electronic Case Files "ECF" System. These instructions control all electronic filings for matters referred to the United States magistrate judge at any time during the pendency of the case, and are provided to ensure that electronic filings referred to the United States magistrate judge are processed appropriately. Nothing in this order precludes the magistrate judge from modifying these instructions with the judge's own order governing procedures for handling cases in his or her court. I. CASE CAPTION Every document related to a matter referred to the United States magistrate judge must include: Upon referral of a matter to a United States magistrate judge in the Dallas Division of the Northern District of Texas, in a case designated for enrollment in the Electronic Case Files "ECF" System by the presiding district judge, the clerk shall enter this Standing Order. As pro se litigants are not permitted to electronically file documents in the Dallas Division of the Northern District of Texas, the clerk is not required to distribute the Standing Order to pro se litigants. If there is an order for process to issue, the Clerk is directed at that time to send a copy of the Standing Order to the defendant or respondent with the service of the summons or show cause order. 1 the United States magistrate judge's identifying alpha-notation (identified below) at the end of the case number, and "Referred to the U.S. Magistrate Judge" directly beneath the case number. These notations help ensure that the filing is received by the assigned United States magistrate judge. The additional notations should NOT be used for filings related to matters not referred to the United States magistrate judge. United States Magistrate Judges' Alpha-Notations Magistrate Judge William F. Sanderson, Jr. Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan Magistrate Judge Paul D. Stickney Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez II. JUDGE'S COPIES Each magistrate judge has specific requirements regarding the duplicate copy required by LR 5.1(b) and LCrR 49.2(b). These requirements are available on the court's website at Each required judge's copy of a document related to a matter referred to the magistrate judge must be marked "Judge's Copy," must have a copy of the Notice of Electronic Filing2 for that document affixed as the first page, must be delivered to the chambers of the United States magistrate judge (NOT to the clerk's office or the district judge's office) as soon 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. 2 "(AH)" "(BD)" " (BF) " "(BH)" 2 as possible, and well before any scheduled hearing, and must be in the form required by LR 10.1 and LCrR 49.3. The court, in its discretion, may decide not to begin its consideration of the document until it has received the required judge's copy. The burden is on any party seeking immediate relief to immediately furnish the required judge's copy. Furthermore, failure to follow the United States magistrate judge's copy requirements may result in the document's being unfiled. III. PROPOSED ORDERS As directed in the District Court's ECF designation order, a proposed order shall be submitted for EVERY motion in a WordPerfect or Word compatible format via email as instructed under the ECF system's "Proposed Orders" event. In cases that are under standing orders of reference or in cases referred for pretrial management, attorneys are reminded to send their order to the "Orders" e-mail account for the assigned United States magistrate judge (NOT the assigned United States district judge). Failure to send the proposed order to the judge assigned to consider the matter may result in unnecessary delay in disposition. Questions regarding this Standing Order should be directed to the Office of the Clerk at (214) 753-2200 or the ECF Help Desk at (866) 243-2866. 3

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