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What is the procedure for filing a new complaint?

Answer: 

One of two methods:
1. Complaints should now be filed online. See the instructions under Initiating a New Civil Case.
OR
2. File an original document and provide one copy for the judge. Include a completed civil cover sheet and a copy for the judge. Attorneys filing civil complaints on paper must also submit the opening document(s) and cover sheet on a disc in PDF format. All documents on the disc must include an electronic signature or the /s/ signature. Provide a check for $400.00, made payable to: "Clerk, U.S. District Court". Bring completed summons to be issued by the clerk.

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