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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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Hon. Michael McShane, Chief Judge

Melissa Aubin, Clerk of Court

Regular Civil Cases

(a) Issuing Process

  1. Waiver of Service: Attorneys wishing to pursue waiver of service pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(d) should use the Notice of Lawsuit and Request for Waiver event.
  2. Summons Issued: The clerk will issue process following the filing of the initial pleading and will make an appropriate entry on the docket.

(b) Returns of Service of Process

The Summons/Service Return (All Types) event is to be used when the U.S. Marshal has effected service. The Summons/Service Return(All Types) event should be selected when the return has been made on the reverse of the summons or some other form of return. These events are to be used in connection with Fed. R. Civ. P. 4 service of process.

(c) Service under Fed. R. Civ. P. 5

The events for Affidavit of Service and Certificate of Service are used to record service under Fed. R. Civ. P. 5.