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News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Wed, 2018-09-12

On September 4, 2018, Chief Judge Gina M. Groh announced that James P. Mazzone 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 James Seibert at...

Mon, 2018-04-30

Attorneys and litigants are encouraged to review the revised Procedure.


Tue, 2018-03-13

The Local Rules for the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia have been revised effective March 13, 2018.  


The version on this court’s website is current....

Thu, 2017-06-08

Recent scams in the area and federal courts across the country involve callers impersonating court officials, U.S. marshals, or other law enforcement officers.  They telephone random victims to try and convince them to pay a fine to avoid arrest...

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...