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MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands is to serve the community by ensuring equal access to justice for all by providing an impartial forum to resolve disputes in a fair, effective and timely manner pursuant to the rule of law.

Latest News and Announcements

Regular Business Hours. On Monday, July 27, 2020, the Court resumed regular business hours, which are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on legal holidays. The intake counter at the Clerk’s Office closes during the lunch hour from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and at 4:30 p.m. each business day, except for the last business day of each month when the intake counter closes at 3:00 p.m.. The Courthouse in Gualo Rai is open and the public may attend open court proceedings.

Effective Friday, May 27, 2022, the use of face masks and social distancing shall now be optional based on personal preference as set forth in General Order No. 22-00004. Social distancing accommodations may be provided upon request.

Update to Court Closure Due to Typhoon Bolaven - Posted: 10/11/2023
The Court will reopen on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. instead 1:00 p.m. as previously ordered by General Order 23-00008 issued on October 9, 2023.

Court Closure Due to Tropical Storm Bolaven - Posted: 10/09/2023
Due to the increasing threat of Tropical Storm Bolaven, the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed Tuesday, October 10, 2023 through Wednesday October 11, 2023

Court Closure of Clerk's Office Intake Counter - Posted: 10/05/2023
The Intake Counter of the Clerk’s Office for the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on October 6, 2023

SAVE THE DATE: 2023 NMI Power Act Webinar - Posted: 09/12/2023
Registration Open: 2023 NMI Power Act Webinar. Attend and earn two FREE CLE Credits

2023 Law Day Photo Contest Winners - Posted: 06/09/2023
2023 Winners of the Law Day Photo Contest sponsored by the District of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Latest Opinions and Decisions

1:21-cv-00027 Docket No. 53 - Posted: 10/24/2023
James Whang dba South Pacific Lumber Company v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC.
Decision and Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs

1:22-cv-00007 Docket No. 52 - Posted: 10/06/2023
Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC v. Commonwealth Casino Commission, as Agency of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Decision and Order Granting Defendant’s Motion for Award of Fees

1:20-cv-00007 Docket No. 106 - Posted: 09/30/2023
Sardini Group, Inc. v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC.
Memorandum Decision Granting Defendant’s Motion for Sanctions & Ordering Dismissal of Case

1:22-cv-00012 Docket No. 19 - Posted: 09/20/2023
Bridge Capital, LLC v. David A. Wilson
Memorandum Decision Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Default Judgment Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 55(b)(2)

1:20-cv-00006 Docket No. 132 - Posted: 09/18/2023
Tang's Corporation v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC
Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

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