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New 6 PM Eastern filing and service deadline, effective October 16

Today, the District of Delaware issued a Standing Order revising the Court’s Administrative Procedures Governing Filing and Service by Electronic Means, setting a new filing and service deadline of 6:00 p.m. ET for all documents other than initial pleadings.  Effective October 16, 2014, section (F) of the Court’s Administrative Procedures will be revised as follows:

(F) Deadlines

Filing documents electronically does not in any way alter any filing deadlines. Aside from initial pleadings, all electronic transmissions of documents (including, but not limited to, motions, briefs, appendices, and discovery responses) must be completed by 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, in order to be considered timely filed and served that day. All electronic transmissions of initial pleadings must be completed prior to midnight Eastern Time, in order to be considered timely filed that day. When CM/ECF calculates a deadline, it will include intermediate weekends and holidays as prescribed in Fed.R.Civ. P. 6. CM/ECF will also add 3 calendar days for mailing as prescribed in section (E)(5) of these procedures.

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