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Eastern District of Texas

Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

Technical Failure Filing Procedures

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According to the Local Rules CV-5(a)(10)

Technical Failures. A technical failure does not relieve a party from exercising due diligence to timely file and serve documents. A Filing User whose filing is made untimely as the result of a technical failure at the court will have a reasonable grace period to file from the time that the technical failure is cured. There will be a notice on the court’s website indicating when the database was down and the duration of the grace period. A Filing User whose filing is made untimely as the result of a technical failure not attributable to the court may seek appropriate relief from the court.