Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 5.2 – Redacting Personal Identifiers

Northern District of Texas has posted a warning to attorneys regarding redaction of personal identifiers. “WARNING TO ATTORNEYS: Documents filed with the court are public records. Social-security numbers, taxpayer-identification numbers, names of persons known to be minors, birth dates, financial-account numbers, and, in criminal cases, home addresses should generally not be included in such documents unless … Read more

Texas Eastern District Tips on Required Paper Copy for Chambers

Eastern District of Texas Bankruptcy court has posted a tip for filers on Required Paper Copy for Chambers. “Remember to submit a paper copy to chambers when filing the following pleadings:  (1) Chapter 9 or Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization; (2)   Disclosure Statement; (3) Motion for Summary Judgment; (4) Fee Application (only if fee exhibit … Read more

Motions to Transfer Venue in the Eastern District of Texas

“Over 300 patent cases were filed in the Eastern District in 2008, 50 percent more than the Northern District of California, and far surpassing the filings in California’s Central District, Delaware, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of Virginia and Massachusetts. According to some news reports, litigation, including patent litigation, is a … Read more