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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.

2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Winners - Posted: 06/30/2021
SAN FRANCISCO – High school students from Arizona, Northern California, Guam, Hawaii, Montana and Western Washington have been selected as the winners of the 2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, an educational outreach effort sponsored by the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit and the Public Information and Community Outreach (PICO) committee.

Employment, COVID-19, and Cannabis Conference - Posted: 06/16/2021
The District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be hosting the 2021 Employment, COVID-19, and Cannabis Conference, to be held on Friday, July 2, 2021.

2021 Law Day Photo Contest Winners - Posted: 06/07/2021
2021 Winners of the Law Day Photo Contest sponsored by the District of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Northern Mariana Islands - 2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Winners - Posted: 06/03/2021
2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Winners for the District of the Northern Mariana Islands.

2021 Law Day Photo Contest - Posted: 05/01/2021
The United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands is having a photo contest and offers middle and high school students a chance to win cash prizes.

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Latest Opinions and Decisions


1:20-cv-00006 Docket No. 58 - Posted: 07/15/2021
Tang’s Corporation v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC.
Memorandum Decision Denying Defendant’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, or in the Alternative, Summary Judgment

1:20-cr-00007 Docket No. 139 - Posted: 07/02/2021
United States of America v. Servillana Soriano
Memorandum Decision Re: Defendant's Objection to the Admission of Defendant's Written Statement

1:18-cv-00030 Docket No. 322 - Posted: 05/24/2021
Tianming Wang, et al., v. Gold Mantis Construction Decoration (CNMI), LLC; MCC International Saipan Ltd., Co.; and Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC.
Decision and Order Entering Default Judgment Against Defendant IPI

1:20-cv-00028 Docket No. 21 - Posted: 05/18/2021
Winzy Corporation v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC.
Memorandum Decision Denying Defendant's Motion to Set Aside Entry of Default

1:18-cv-00003 Docket No. 121 - Posted: 05/10/2021
Reynaldo A. Manila v. Robert A. Guerrero, Jose K. Pangelinan, and Georgia M. Cabrera, all in their personal capacities
Decision Re: Magistrate Judge's Jurisdiction, and
Briefing Order Re: CNMI's Motion to Intervene and Plaintiff's Motion to Disqualify Defendants' Counsel


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