News & Announcements
It has come to the Court’s attention that scammers claiming to be court officials, law enforcement officers, or members of a judge’s staff are once again contacting citizens nationwide to demand payment of money, and/or disclosure of personal information, under threat of arrest due to a failure to serve on a federal court jury. These are FALSE claims and please DO NOT provide any cash or funds in response.
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.
The proposed amendments and the advisory committees’ reports explaining the proposed changes are posted on the...more »
Pursuant to a vote of the court en banc;
United States Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby is hereby designated Chief Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana for a term of four (4) years. Magistrate Judge Roby is directed to meet with her colleagues on a regular basis and to act as a liaison between the magistrate judges and the court. This appointment will become effective on July 18, 2017....more »
The Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Subcommittee on Judicial Statistics approved the creation of a new nature of suit code. The Subcommittee agreed that it was important to distinguish patent cases involving drug companies seeking to market generic drugs by submitting the Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) under the provisions of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Act, also known as the...more »