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Latest News and Announcements


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.

Pending Changes in the Bankruptcy Forms - Posted: 10/26/2017
On September 12, 2017, the Judicial Conference approved several amendments to Official Forms that will go into effect on December 1, 2017.

Notice of Adoption of New Local Rules - Posted: 10/06/2017
The U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands solicited comments on proposed revisions to its Civil Local Rules.

Court Closure for Staff Development and Training - Posted: 09/05/2017
The District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed for business on Friday, September 08, 2017 for staff development and training.

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Latest Opinions and Decisions


1:13-ap-00003 Docket No. 57 - Posted: 10/18/2017
Jin Min Lee v. Joo Yoon Yeom
Decision and Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment, Denying Defendant’s Discharge, and Dismissing Defendant’s Chapter 7 Petition with Prejudice

1:16-cv-00028 Docket No. 32 - Posted: 10/16/2017
Nicolas Guy Pohl, v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, Mobil Oil Mariana Islands, Inc., and Does I-V
Decision and Order Granting Motion to Strike and Dismissing with Prejudice Exxon Mobil Corporation

1:16-cv-00022 Docket No. 42 - Posted: 10/13/2017
Tinian Women Association, Guardians of Gani, Paganwatch, and Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Department of the Navy, Spencer Sworn, Secretary of the Navy, United States Department of Defense, and James Mattis, Secretary of Defense
Decision and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Complaint

1:17-cv-00003 Docket No. 9 - Posted: 10/10/2017
Frederick L. Nosek, Jr. Plaintiff, v. Saipan Sea Ventures, Inc., and Saipan USA Fisheries, Inc., Defendants. Saipan Sea Ventures, Inc., Third-Party Plaintiff, v. Mark J. Heath, Third-Party Defendant
Decision and Order Granting Motion to Dismiss Third-party Complaint for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction and Remanding Remaining Claims

1:16-cv-00009 Docket No. 27 - Posted: 10/01/2017
Hong Kong Entertainment (Overseas) Investments Ltd., Doing Business as Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Elaine Duke, in her official capacity as Acting Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security, and James Mccament, in his official capacity as Acting Director, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Decision and Order Granting Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction

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