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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

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Filing Documents Under Seal

August 25, 2014


The District Court has issued an Administrative Order containing general rules for filing documents under seal. A copy of the order is available here.


Any document filed under seal must be accompanied by a separately filed unsealed version that redacts only truly confidential information allowed by a prior protective order or supported in a contemporaneous motion to seal.

Jury Scam

August 4, 2014


The courts have learned recently of scams involving telephone calls and e-mail messages that appear to come from court employees. Often, the caller/sender demands personal information, such as your SSN or DOB.  If you are contacted by someone claiming to be a court employee and you suspect fraud or foulplay, please contact the court immediately.


The courts have prepared a short video to protect against this type of crime.  Click here to watch

Judge Peterson Confirmed

May 14, 2014


The Western District of Wisconsin welcomes District Judge James D. Peterson.  Judge Peterson was confirmed by the Senate on May 8,   2014 and his commission was signed by President Barack Obama on May 13, 2014.  Previously, Peterson was head  of the intellectual property and litigation practice groups in the Madison office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

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