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Home | Case-Filing | Rules Home | Local Rules | Title VII. General Provisions


Local Rule 32.1.1. Disposition by Summary Order

 

(a) Precedential Effect of Summary Orders. Rulings by summary order do not have precedential effect.

 

(b) Citation of Summary Orders.

 

(1) Summary Orders Issued On or After January 1, 2007. In a document filed with this court, a party may cite a summary order issued on or after January 1, 2007.

 

(2) Summary Orders Issued Prior to January 1, 2007. In a document filed with this court, a party may not cite a summary order of this court issued prior to January 1, 2007, except:

 

(A) in a subsequent stage of a case in which the summary order has been entered, in a related case, or in any case for purposes of estoppel or res judicata; or

 

(B) when a party cites the summary order as subsequent history for another opinion that it appropriately cites.

 

(c) Citation Form. When citing a summary order in a document filed with this court, a party must cite either the Federal Appendix or an electronic database (with the notation "summary order").

 

(d) Service of Summary Orders on Pro Se Parties. A party citing a summary order must serve a copy of it on any party not represented by counsel.

 

 

Last modified at 12/15/2009