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Friday, July 19, 2024

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Hon. Michael McShane, Chief Judge

Melissa Aubin, Clerk of Court

LR 7.1 - Disclosure Statement

(See Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1)

LR 7.1-1 Disclosure Statement

In diversity actions, any party, intervenor, or proposed intervenor that is a limited liability company (LLC), a limited liability partnership (LLP), a limited partnership (LP), or a partnership must, in the disclosure statement required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1, list those states from which the owners/members/partners of the LLC, LLP, LP, or partnership are citizens.  If any owner/member/partner of the LLC, LLP, LP, or partnership is another LLC, LLP, LP, or partnership, then the disclosure statement must also list those states from which the owners/members/partners of the LLC, LLP, LP, or partnership are citizens.

Practice Tip
The certification requirements of LR 7.1-1 are broader than those established in Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1.  The Ninth Circuit has held that, "like a partnership, an LLC is a citizen of every state of which its owners/members/partners are citizens." Johnson v. Columbia Properties Anchorage, LP, 437 F.3d 894, 899 (9th Cir. 2006).  Early state citizenship disclosure will help address jurisdictional issues.  Therefore, the disclosure must identify each and every state for which any owner/member/partner is a citizen.  The disclosure does not need to include names of any owner/member/partner, nor does it need to indicate the number of owners/members/partners from any particular state.

Amendment History to LR 7.1
December 1, 2009
LR 7.1 New Rule.
June 15, 2011
LR 7.1-1 Clerical correction pursuant to Standing Order 2001-6: Changed "oner/member/partner" to "owner/member/partner."
March 1, 2013
LR 7.1-1 Clerical correction to federal rule reference in the Practice Tip.
December 1, 2022
LR 7.1-1 In the first sentence, inserted ", intervenor, or proposed intervenor" after "party," replaced "corporation" with "company," inserted "a limited partnership (LP)" after "(LLP)." In first and second sentences, inserted "LP," after each instance of "LLP" and removed all periods between initials in "LLC" and "LLP."

LR 1 - Scope and Purpose

LR 3 - Commencement of Action

LR 4 - Summons

LR 5 - Service and Filing of Pleadings and Papers

LR 5.2 - Redaction of Filings

LR 6 - Computing Time After Service

LR 7 - Motions Practice

LR 7.1 - Disclosure Statement

LR 10 - Form of Pleadings and Other Documents

LR 11 - Signature Requirements

LR 15 - Amended and Supplemental Pleadings

LR 16 - Pretrial Conferences, Scheduling, and Case Management

LR 17 – Claims Involving Protected Persons Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 17(c)

LR 23 - Class Actions

LR 26 - Discovery

LR 27 - Depositions: Before Action or Pending Appeal

LR 28 - Depositions in a Foreign Country

LR 29 - Stipulations About Discovery Procedure

LR 30 - Depositions

LR 33 - Interrogatories

LR 34 - Requests for Production

LR 36 - Requests for Admission

LR 37 - Motions to Compel

LR 38 - Right to a Jury Trial

LR 40 - Scheduling Cases for Trial

LR 41 - Dismissal of Action

LR 42 - Consolidation; Separate Trials

LR 45 - Subpoena

LR 47 - Selecting Jurors

LR 48 - Jurors and Participation in the Verdict

LR 51 - Instructions to the Jury

LR 54 - Bill of Costs and Attorney Fees

LR 55 - Default

LR 56 - Summary Judgment

LR 65 - Injunctions and Restraining Orders

LR 65.1 - Securities and Sureties

LR 67 - Deposits in Court

LR 68 - Offer of Judgment

LR 72 - Magistrate Judges: Pretrial Order

LR 73 - Magistrate Judges: Trial by Consent

LR 77 - Conducting Business; Clerk's Authority; Notice of an Order or Judgment

LR 79 - Records Kept by the Clerk

LR 81 - Habeas Corpus Petitions

LR 83 - Rules and Directives - By the District Court

LR 100 - Rule Governing CM/ECF: Case Management and Electronic Case Filing - Practices

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