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TECHNICAL INFORMATION: What is the proper format for adding parties through CM/ECF?

All parties should be added using UPPER CASE letters with no punctuation unless the punctuation is a part of the name, e.g., Wal-Mart, O'Bryan, and hyphenated last names such as Smith-Jones.

Only individuals or entities considered to be a party to the case should be added when required. Individuals to be served as a matter of law (i.e., the United States Attorney for this district or the United States Attorney General) should not be added to a case unless they are specifically named on the complaint.

Example:

Last Name Field = SMITH

First Name Field = JOHN

Middle Name Field = F

Generation Field = JR

The "Title" field should always be blank. Title or other descriptive information should be added to the "Party Text" field.

Example:

Last Name Field = ABC CORPORATION

Party Text Field = A FLORIDA CORPORATION

See the Attorney's User Guide and the Style Guide for Electronic Case Filing for more details.

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