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LOCAL RULES OF
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
For the
Eastern District of Tennessee


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JUDICIAL DIVISIONS OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
I. SCOPE OF THE RULES - ONE FORM OF ACTION
II. COMMENCEMENT OF THE ACTION
III. PLEADINGS AND MOTIONS
IV. PARTIES
V. DEPOSITIONS AND DISCOVERY
VI. TRIALS
VII. JUDGMENT
VIII. PROVISIONAL AND FINAL REMEDIES AND SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS
X. DISTRICT COURTS AND CLERKS
XI. GENERAL PROVISIONS


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JUDICIAL DIVISIONS OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE


NORTHEASTERN DIVISION (GREENEVILLE, TENN)


NORTHERN DIVISION (KNOXVILLE, TENN)


SOUTHERN DIVISION (CHATTANOOGA, TENN)


WINCHESTER DIVISION (WINCHESTER, TENN)


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I. SCOPE OF THE RULES - ONE FORM OF ACTION

LR1.1 Scope of the Rules

LR1.2 Amendments to the Local Rules

When amendments to these rules are made, notice of the amendments shall be provided on the public bulletin board in each divisional office of the clerk for a reasonable period of time.


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II. COMMENCEMENT OF THE ACTION

LR 3.1 Civil Cover Sheet

LR4.1 Service of Process

LR4.2 Payment of Fees by In Forma Pauperis Litigants

LR4.4 Prepayment of Fees

LR4.5 When Fee Not Included

LR5.1 General Format of Papers Presented for Filing


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III. PLEADINGS AND MOTIONS

LR7.1 Motion Practice

LR7.2 Motion Disposition

LR7.4 Citation of Authority

LR7.5 Resolution of Dispositive Motions by Magistrate Judge

LR9.1 Social Security Cases

LR9.3 Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus

LR9.4 Rule Applicable To Death Penalty

Rule 12.1 Extensions of Time to Respond

LR15.1 Form of a Motion to Amend and Its Supporting Documentation

LR16.1 Pretrial Orders and Conferences in Civil Actions

LR16.2 Pretrial Conferences in Criminal Cases

Rule 16.3 Alternative Dispute Resolution


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IV. PARTIES

LR23.1 Designation of "Class Action" in the Caption

LR24.1 Procedure for Notification of Any Claim of Unconstitutionality


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V. DEPOSITIONS AND DISCOVERY

LR26.1 Disclosures; Discovery Limitations and Commencement; Meeting of Parties.

LR26.2 Filing of Documents of Discovery

LR26.3 Multiparty or Complex Litigation

LR33.1 Interrogatories

LR34.1 Inspections Made Pursuant to Court Order

LR37.2 Form of Discovery Motions


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VI. TRIALS

LR38.2 Continuances

LR38.3 Difficult Questions of Law or Evidence LR43.1 Taking of Testimony - Witnesses LR43.2 Taking of Testimony - Character and Expert Witnesses LR43.3 Exhibits LR43.4 Stipulations LR48.1 Jurors LR51.1 Suggested Charges to the Jury LR52.1 Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law


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VII. JUDGMENT

LR54.1 Taxation of Costs

LR58.2 Satisfaction of Judgment


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VIII. PROVISIONAL AND FINAL REMEDIES AND SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS

LR67.3 Funds for Minors, Incompetents and the Incapacitated

LR68.1 Settlements

LR68.2 Taxation of Costs in Late-Settling Cases

LR68.3 Judicially-Hosted Settlement Conferences

LR69.1 Application for Writ of Execution

LR69.2 Money Paid Pursuant to Execution

LR72.2 Magistrate Judges - Duties

Rule 72.3 Magistrate Judges - Civil Proceedings

LR72.4 Magistrate Judges - Criminal Proceedings


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X. DISTRICT COURTS AND CLERKS

LR77.1 Legal Advice by Court Personnel

LR79.1 Removing Case Files

LR79.2 Removing Transcripts


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XI. GENERAL PROVISIONS

LR83.2(a) Public Statements by Attorneys Concerning Civil Proceedings

LR83.2(b) Public Statements by Attorneys Concerning Criminal Proceedings

LR83.2(c) Provisions for Special Orders in Widely Publicized or Sensational Civil and Criminal Cases LR83.2(e) Exceptions to This Rule LR83.2(f) Television and Radio Broadcasting, Tape Recording or Photographing Judicial Proceedings

No photographic, broadcasting, television, sound or recording equipment other than the recording equipment of the magistrate judges and the official court reporter, will be permitted on the floors of the courthouse occupied by the court, except as otherwise permitted by order of the judge before whom the particular case or proceeding is pending.

LR83.3 Courtroom Decorum

LR83.4 Appearance and Withdrawal of Counsel LR83.5 Bar Admission LR83.6 Code of Professional Conduct LR83.7 Disbarment LR83.9 Sentencing Proceedings

LR83.10 Supervised Release or Probation

LR83.11 Real Property Bonds in Criminal Cases