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Latest News and Announcements


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.

2017 Guam Bankruptcy Seminar - Posted: 08/08/2017
The District Court of Guam is pleased to announce that the 2017 Bankruptcy Seminar will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017.

2017 Civics Contest Winners - Posted: 06/16/2017
SAN FRANCISCO – Young people from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Washington have been selected the winners of the 2017 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, an educational outreach effort sponsored by the federal courts.

2017 Civics Contest Finalists - Posted: 05/26/2017
SAN FRANCISCO – Preliminary judging has been completed in the 2017 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest for high school students in the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. All told, over 1,000 young people entered the contest, which offers cash prizes and a chance to meet some of the nation's preeminent jurists and legal practitioners.

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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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