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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, except for the last business day of each month when the intake counter closes at 3:30 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.

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.

2023 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Winners Announced - Posted: 06/09/2023
SAN FRANCISCO – High school students from California, Hawaii, Idaho and Washington state are the winners of the 2023 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, an essay and video contest sponsored by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and its 15 judicial districts, and the Ninth Circuit’s Public Information and Community Outreach (PICO) committee in an effort to promote civics education throughout the circuit.

Court Closure Due to Typhoon Mawar - Posted: 05/25/2023
The United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will remain closed today, May 25, 2023 due to the threat of strong winds, heavy rain, and flood risks associated with Super Typhoon Mawar

Court Closure Due to Typhoon Mawar - Posted: 05/23/2023
The United States District Court, District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands will be closed on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 1:00 PM through Wednesday, May 24, 2023 due to Typhoon Mawar.

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Latest Opinions and Decisions

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

1:21-cv-00027 Docket No. 42 - Posted: 08/25/2023
James Whang dba South Pacific Lumber Company v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC.
Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law

1:21-cv-00014 Docket No. 30 - Posted: 08/21/2023
Xiao Ping Wang v. Wally Villagomez, Georgia Cabrera, Kenneth Camacho, Jack Sablan, and Max Cruz in their individual and official capacities
Decision and Order Granting Motion to Substitute and Dismissal of Causes of Action 2 and 3

1:19-cv-00008 Docket No. 247 - Posted: 08/16/2023
Joshua Gray v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC.
Decision and Order Granting Plaintiff’s Application for Writ of Execution

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