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  • Notice of Proposed Local Rule Changes and Opportunity For Public Comment

    The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has proposed minor changes to the Local Rules, and those amendments are now available for public comment.  The Court will not adopt any changes until after all public comments are received.  In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), these proposed amendments are now available on the Court's website.

    Persons wishing to comment on these proposed amendments to the Local Rules may submit their written comments or recommendations to one of the addresses listed below.  To be considered, comments must be received not later than the close of business on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

    Comments may be sent in letter form to: Comments may be sent via e-mail to:
    Clerk of Court
    U.S. District Court – Oregon
    Comments to Proposed Local Rule Changes
    740 U.S. Courthouse
    1000 SW Third Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204
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    Subject line:  Comments to Proposed Local Rule Changes

    Any changes to the Local Rules adopted by the Court will have an expected effective date of January 1, 2018.  Local Rules governing the practice and procedure in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon are available at this link.

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Answers to Complaints

(See Appendix A)

This menu is used to post only the first answer by a defendant to the complaint and will allow the user to add attorneys. The user will see the following warning message when attempting to file subsequent answers by the same defendant to the same complaint:

An answer for this party was previously filed. If this submission is an amended / subsequent answer for this party, select the appropriate event under Initial Pleadings and Service / Other Answers.

(a) Case, Party Filer, and Link Party Filer Screens 

This sequencing of screens is unique to Answers to Complaints wherein the user will not see a drop down list for types of answers to complaints. The answer to complaint types are dependent upon the type of complaint filed. Select the case number, attorney, party filer and link party filer.

(b) Unanswered Complaint Screen

Check the box next to each unanswered complaint being answered by this filing. The next screen will be the .pdf file upload screen.

(c) Additional Effects Screen

This screen will collect information about any third party complaints. Checking this box will invoke additional screens to add the third party defendant(s). The user must select the party it is filing against.

(d) Jury Demand

Users will be reminded to update jury demand information.

(e) Final Posting Screens 

Other Answers

(See Appendix A.)

This menu contains the events for Answers and Responses to non-motion events. A user must select from this menu for subsequent answers by the same defendant to a complaint.

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