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E-FILING: Can I rely on the deadline or hearing date/time found within the docket text when litigating a case?

No. Attorneys are responsible for tracking deadlines and hearings. Deadlines calculated by the CM/ECF system may have extra days added for court case management purposes. These deadlines should not be relied upon for case litigation purposes.

Informational resources for determining deadlines and/or hearings are as follows:

  • The text of any text-only notice of hearing/order, i.e., notices or orders entered by the court directly on the docket without the addition of a PDF document;
  • The PDF document that constitutes the electronic order or hearing notice;
  • The Local Rules for this district; and
  • The Federal Rules.

Please consult the Attorney User's Guide for more information.

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