Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Did the intermittent e-file outage on Monday cause you to miss a deadline?


Beginning at roughly 10:10 AM on Monday, February 1st, we started to receive reports and noticed an increasing number of unexpected errors being returned by the State's E-Filing Manager, which is the central system that routes E-Filing submissions to each court. 

Doxpop promptly reported the issue to the State's vendor for this system, and  received confirmation they were "experiencing intermittent issues with filing submissions". We were notified at approximately 3:45 PM that they had resolved the issue and filings should be going through as normal. However, we have continued to see occasional problems.  


If these issues caused you to miss a deadline, please note that Trial Rule 87(J)(1)(c), essentially provides for a one-day extension when a lengthy e-filing system outage or issue prevents filers from meeting a deadline.

We expect that the Trial Courts will all be aware of the scope and timing of this outage via direct communication from Trial Court Technology. However, if the court you are working with requires an affidavit from Doxpop to attach as an exhibit to the motion described in TR 86(J)(1)(c), please let us know and we'll be happy to supply documentation in support of your motion. (Simply attaching a screen print of this blog post may be sufficient.)

On the appellate side, take a look at Rule 68(M)(1)(d), which appears to be nearly identical to the Trial Court rule on this topic.

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