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New Federal Rule Eliminating 3-day Grace Period for Electronic Filing Will Apply to Pending Cases, Unless Otherwise Requested

December 9, 2016
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Recent federal rules changes that took effect December 1, 2016 have eliminated the 3-day grace period for electronic filing in both civil and criminal cases. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(d), Fed. R. Crim. P. 45(c). The Supreme Court has ordered that the new rules apply “in all proceedings in civil cases thereafter commenced and, insofar as just and practicable, all proceedings then pending”. For purposes of filing in this Court, the new rule eliminating the grace period will apply to all pending cases, unless the attorney specifically files a motion asking the Court to apply the grace period as being "just and practicable" in their case.

Please contact the Clerk of Court as listed below if you have further questions.

Sincerely,

Gregory J. Linhares
Clerk of Court
United States District Court - Eastern Missouri
111 S. 10th Street, Suite 3.300
St. Louis, MO 63102
greg_linhares@moed.uscourts.gov
(314)244-7890