Do-it-yourself Filing Dates?
A recent filing contains an ineffective attempt to state a filing date before the date of actual filing. (click image to enlarge)
The secretary for the attorney had called the help desk on the morning of the 20th to describe the unfortunate events. She said she loaded the Response and all the attachments on the 19th, right before she went home. She said she clicked the NEXT button but apparently did not wait to make sure the NEF loaded.
When she arrived at work the 20th, she found that the entry had not been added to the case (but the filing deadline was the 19th). Before she proceeded to file the Response on the 20th, she called the help desk to ask if the court would make a notation in the docket text to show that the document was filed the 19th. She was informed that this was not true and not possible. So she efiled the Response and added to the text herself.
Of course, this attempt is ineffective. According to the Administrative Procedures
, technical problems on the user's end are not correctible by the court. The system generated filing date is the actual filing date, not any date inserted by a filer.
As of this date, the superfluous and misleading text has not been stricken.
Netscape Browser Support Ends
"Official support for all Netscape client products will end on March 1st, 2008, according to Netscape's website
. The official announcement
states development work ended February 1st. "We'll continue to release security patches for the current version of the browser, Netscape Navigator until February 1, 2008. After February 1, there will be no more active product support for Navigator 9, or any previous Netscape Navigator browser."
A prior post
on this blog noted that Mozilla Firefox
or Internet Explorer
are recommended for CM/ECF 3.1.
CM/ECF 3.1 is Up in Utah
The team at the District of Utah has completed installation of CM/ECF 3.1.2. This notice appears on the CM/ECF page:
The new version has a distinctive look -- cascading menus are the most prominent:
Testing will continue through the weekend.
Users will notice that they need to use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer to work with this version of CM/ECF.