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News & Announcements: 2014-07

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July 31, 2014
Citizens in the Eastern District of Louisiana are receiving various forms of false communication (scams) by e-mail or phone. A recent scam involves jury forms with official-looking bar codes sent by e-mail that ask for personal information such as social security numbers and mother's maiden name. For more information about jury scams, click here.
July 18, 2014
On June 19, 2014, the Clerk issued a Notice of Proposed Amendments to Rules 47.5, 67.1, and 67.2 of Local Civil Rules of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and a Notice of Proposed Amendment to the Local Criminal Rules for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, adding Local Criminal Rule 23.2. The Notice required all comments to be made in writing by July 19, 2014. A request was made for an extension of 30 thirty days to submit comments. The Court en banc having considered the request for an extension of the comment period, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the comment period for the proposed changes to the Local Civil Rules and Local Criminal Rules is hereby extended until August 18, 2014.   Full Page View