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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.

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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. The Courthouse in Gualo Rai is open, but mask use and social distancing in common spaces is still required as set forth in General Order No. 21-00004. The public may attend open court proceedings subject to social distancing requirements of six feet of separation between individuals not residing in the same household.

While public seating during open court proceedings remains limited due to the COVID-19 precautions, public access to court proceedings will remain available in accordance with the procedures set forth in General Order No. 21-00004.

Amendments to the Fedeal Rules of Practice and Procedure - Posted: 12/02/2021
Congress has taken no action on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate and Bankruptcy Procedure adopted by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress on April 14, 2021. Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-75, the following took effect on December 1, 2021.

NextGen CM/ECF (Coming Soon) - Posted: 11/24/2021
The United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be upgrading its CM/ECF software to the Next Generation (NextGen) of CM/ECF in the upcoming months.

POWER Act 2021 - The Power of Pro Bono Services in the CNMI - Posted: 09/30/2021
The District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands presents a 2021 Power Act Outreach Video Event with pre-recorded video presentations featuring testimonies from the CNMI Family Court, the CNMI Bar Association, Micronesian Legal Services, Karidat, attorneys, and case workers who work with victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence to help promote pro bono legal services.

Court Closure - Posted: 09/23/2021
The U.S. District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed this afternoon, Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 2:30 PM.

Court Closure - Posted: 09/20/2021
The Intake Counter of the Clerk’s Office for the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. through 4:30 p.m.

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Latest Opinions and Decisions


1:20-cv-00003 Docket No. 166 - Posted: 10/26/2021
U.S.A. Fanter Corporation, Ltd. v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC.
Memorandum Decision Granting Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Limited Receiver and Setting Terms of Receivership

1:19-cv-00020 Docket No. 14 - Posted: 10/12/2021
Joshua Gray v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC.
Memorandum Decision on Entry of Default Pursuant to Rule 37 Against IPI

1:19-cv-00008 Docket No. 138 - Posted: 10/12/2021
Joshua Gray v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC.
Memorandum Decision on Entry of Default Pursuant to Rule 37 Against IPI

1:20-cv-00034 Docket No. 34 - Posted: 09/27/2021
Peace and Order Trading Corporation v. Fairyland Investment, LLC.
Memorandum Decision Denying Without Prejudice Plaintiff’s First Motion for Appointment of Receiver

1:20-cv-00006 Docket No. 60 - Posted: 09/27/2021
Tang’s Corporation v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC.
Decision and Order Denying Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Third Amended Complaint

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