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Latest News and Announcements

Proposed Ninth Circuit Rule Changes - Posted: 03/24/2018
The Ninth Circuit invites public comment on proposed Circuit Rule changes regarding habeas corpus appeals and certificate of service requirements. Comments are due by April 30, 2018.

Judiciary Open During Government Shutdown - Posted: 01/21/2018
Despite a government shutdown, the federal Judiciary will remain open and can continue operations for approximately three weeks, through February 9, by using court fee balances and other funds not dependent on a new appropriation.

Biennial Renewal Fee Due - Posted: 01/05/2018
REMINDER: The Biennial Renewal Fee is due Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Attorney Admission Fee Increase - Posted: 10/27/2017
The United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands' new schedule of attorney admission fees and revised local rules will take effect on November 1, 2017.

Notice of Proposed Local Chapter 13 Plan Form - Posted: 10/27/2017
Absent contrary action by Congress, amendments to the Bankruptcy Rules and Bankruptcy Forms will become effective on December 1, 2017.

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Latest Opinions and Decisions

1:18-cv-00006 Docket No. 21 - Posted: 03/30/2018
Cynthia Deleon Guerrero v. CNMI State Board of Education et al.
Decision and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Plaintiff’s Motion to Remand

1:13-mc-00004 Docket No. 123 - Posted: 03/28/2018
In Re: Stephen C. Woodruff
Order Modifying Discipline

1:16-cv-00015 Docket No. 66 - Posted: 01/04/2018
KSA Corporation and Il Hwan Kim v. Jin an Hun, Eun Taek Jeong, Joann P. Hensley, Oscar M. Babauta, Ramon S. Salas, and Does 1–10
Decision and Order Granting Defendant Salas’s Motion for Summary Judgment

1:17-cv-00021 Docket No. 15 - Posted: 12/04/2017
Sin Ho Nam, Winnerslife, Inc., f/k/a Sin Ho Nam Development, Inc., and Dan Bi Choi, LLC, v. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Diego Camacho Blanco, in his capacity as Chairman of the Commonwealth Zoning Board, and Does 1 through 5
Decision and Order Denying Plaintiffs’ Request for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction, and Granting Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss

1:17-cv-00005 Docket No. 13 - Posted: 11/29/2017
Steven Brownstein dba Steven Brownstein Entertainment v. Jason H. Aldan, Fredrick Holloman, and Does 1–10 Inclusive
Decision and Order Granting Aldan's Motion to Dismiss

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