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Fri, 2017-03-31

Deposit of Interpleader Funds (28 U.S.C. § 1335)
Friday, March 31, 2017
Interpleader funds deposited under 28 U. S.C. § 1335 meet the IRS definition of a “Disputed Ownership Fund” (DOF), a taxable entity that requires tax...

Tue, 2016-11-29

Notice of Entry of Order Revising Standard Probation and Supervised Release Conditions Effective November 29, 2016  3-16mc56.order_.pdf

Tue, 2016-10-25

An order has been entered in the case of United States v.  Donna S. Brown which directs crime victims in the case of their rights and deadlines for notice.  See ORDER here: ...

Wed, 2016-08-03

Warning:  Recently juror scams have been reported occurring in our district. Victims are falsely being told they missed jury duty and must pay a fine or face arrest.  Federal courts generally do not contact anyone who is a...

Wed, 2015-12-02

Please note that under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-75, amendments to the following rules take effect on December 1, 2015:
Civil Rules 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 37, 55, and 84, and the Appendix of Forms

Wed, 2015-11-04

On October 1, 2015, Chief Judge Gina M. Groh announced that Michael John Aloi had been appointed as the Northern District Court’s newest full-time magistrate judge to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Magistrate Judge John S....

Mon, 2014-10-27

NOTICE:  PAY.GOV will be implemented by the Northern District of West Virginia on November 3, 2014, for online payments of filing fees for Civil Complaints, Notices of Removal and...

Thu, 2014-07-31

There is a report of a new scam involving the federal courts.  This scam involves a juror phishing email that asks recipients to provide personal identifiers (SSN, DOB, mother’s maiden name, etc.) on an attached PDF form and emailed back...