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RULE 5.4.3 CONSEQUENCES OF ELECTRONIC FILING

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(a) Effect of Electronic Transmissions. Electronic transmission of a document to the Electronic Filing System consistent with these rules, together with the transmission of a Notice of Electronic Filing from the court, constitutes:

(1) filing of the document for all purposes of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of this court; and
(2) entry of the document on the docket kept by the clerk under Fed. R. Civ. P. 58 and 79.

(b) Legibility. Before filing a scanned document with the court, a Filing User must verify its legibility.

(c) Official Record. The official record of an electronically-filed document is the electronic recording of the document as stored by the court. The filing party is bound by the document as filed.

(d) Time of Filing. An electronically-filed document is considered filed at the date and time stated on the Notice of Electronic Filing from the court, except where the document is first filed in paper form and later submitted electronically.

(e) Filing Deadlines. Filing a document electronically does not alter the filing deadline for that document. Filing must be completed before midnight central time to be considered timely filed that day.

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Adopted 3/17/04.