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  • February 07, 2023 10:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    District of Delaware
    CM/ECF 1.7.1.1 Upgrade Postponed

    CM/ECF 1.7.1.1 UPGRADE PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FROM 10 P.M. ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, UNTIL 5 P.M. ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 2023, HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

    The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware will send additional notice once a new date has been established. For current information, please visit the Courts website.


  • February 01, 2023 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FROM DE BANKRUPTCY COURT: 

    2023 LOCAL RULES AVAILABLE.......CLICK HERE

    FOR REDLINED VERSION......CLICK HERE

    SEND ANY COPY/PRINT REQUESTS OF LOCAL RULES TO ORDERS@DLSDISCOVERY.NET


  • February 01, 2023 9:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New Castle County Offices will be CLOSED on Monday, February 6, 2023, in Observance of Lincoln's Birthday 

  • January 12, 2023 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A REMINDER THAT THE FOLLOWING OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, JANUARY 16TH IN OBSERVANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY: 

    DELAWARE FEDERAL COURTS

    DELAWARE STATE COURTS* & OFFICES

    ALL COUNTY OFFICES

    CITY OF WILMINGTON OFFICES 

    FROM DELAWARE BANKRUPTCY COURT: 

    CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY SEMINAR 1/31/23.....LEARN MORE

    FROM DELAWARE JUDICIARY: 

    THE JURY WEB PORTAL WILL BE UNAVAILABLE DURING THE MAINTENANCE PERIOD OF FRIDAY 01/13/23 THROUGH TUESDAY 01/17/23 AT 6AM 


  • January 12, 2023 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Delaware Secretary of State and CT Corporation will be closed on Monday, January 16th, 2023 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   

    Corporate

    1. We will NOT be able to obtain the file date of January 16th, 2023 unless prior arrangements have been made.  If your customer requires this file date, the following steps must be completed:
      1. CT Wilmington must have the document in hand on Friday, January 13th with instructions to obtain a filing date of January 16th, 2023.
      2. The State of Delaware will process the document the following business day (Tuesday, January 17th, 2023) and provide evidence prior to the close of business.
      3. The State of Delaware will charge the Global Filing Service ($2,500.00) expedite fee in addition to all customary disbursements for this transaction.
    2. January 16th, 2023 can be used as a future effective date.
    1. Filing evidence will not be received on January 16th.  
    2. Good Standings can be ordered through CTA as usual, but there will be no support available should something go wrong.
    3. Customers can continue to file Delaware annual reports through CTA.com, but there will be no support available should something go wrong. 
    4. Because we (CT Wilmington) are also closed, Cert Res, Certified Copies, and Plain Copies will be unavailable.  Additionally, we will NOT have the ability to reserve names, pay franchise tax, or obtain blank annual reports.

    UCC

    • UCC Filings CANNOT obtain the January 16th, 2023 file date UNLESS they are filed via XML.
    • Filing evidence will NOT be received on January 16th.
    • Because we (CT Wilmington) are also closed, UCC Searches, document retrievals, and corporate plain/certified copies will be unavailable.
    • XML and WEB filing will be available as usual, but there will be no support available should something go wrong.
    • Good Standings can be ordered through CTA as usual, but there will be no support available should something go wrong.


  • January 12, 2023 9:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has approved amendments to 3d Cir. I.O.P.S. 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.5. 

    Click the link for more information.

    Court Amends Internal Operating Procedures | Third Circuit | United States Court of Appeals (uscourts.gov)


  • December 20, 2022 9:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


     

    DEC 23RD

    DEC 26TH

    JAN 2ND

    DE FEDERAL COURTS

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    DE STATE COURTS*

    OPEN

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    NCC-ROD/ROW**

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    NCC-ALL OFFICES 

    CLOSED 12PM

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    KENT COUNTY 

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    SUSSEX COUNTY 

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    CITY OF WILMINGTON 

    OPEN

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    *24 HOUR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURTS WILL REMAIN OPEN* 

    ** RECORDER OF DEEDS/REGISTER IN WILLS** 


  • December 01, 2022 9:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Justice James T. Vaughn, Jr. announces he will retire on May 1, 2023 after 25 years of service on the bench

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

  • December 01, 2022 9:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FROM US DISTRICT COURT-DELAWARE:

    NOTICE OF 2023 ANNUAL ATTORNEY REGISTRATION FEE

    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


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