Federal Circuit No Longer Considers Weather-Related Closures to Be Federal Holidays
A massive snowstorm in the District of Columbia will no longer be a reason for an extra day to file your documents in the Federal Circuit.
Effective October 1, 2019, the Federal Circuit will remain open for CM/ECF filings, as well as limited phone and email communications, even with the Clerk’s Office physically closed due to severe weather. View the court’s notice here.
Only paper documents that are unable to be delivered or filed on the due date because of the weather-related closure will be accepted on the next business day as timely filed.
The take-away for this is to be sure to have remote access to all documents that need to be filed should storms that have the potential to cause travel difficulties and closures be predicted. Please be assured that AppealTech staff remains available to assist during weather-related court closures.
If you have any questions or if you would like assistance on one of your appeals, please call us at 212-213-3222.
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