Civil Cover Sheet (CO) Form. This is a Colorado form and can be use in District Court Federal.
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ATTACHMENT A CIVIL COVER SHEET O JS 44 (R ev. 12/07) The JS 44 civil cover sheet and the information contained herein neither replace nor supplement the filing and service of pleadings or other papers as required by law, except as provided by local rules of court. This form, approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States in September 1974, is required for the use of the Clerk of Court for the purpose of initiating the civil docket sheet. (SEE IN STR U C TIO N S O N THE R EV ER SE O F T HE FO R M .) I. (a) PLAINTIFFS DEFENDANTS (b) County of Residence of First Listed Plaintiff County of Residence of First Listed Defendant (EX C EPT IN U .S. PLAIN TIFF C ASES) (IN U .S. PLAIN TIFF C ASES O N LY ) N O T E: IN LA N D CO N D E M N A T IO N CA SE S, U SE T H E LO C A TIO N O F TH E LAN D IN V O LV ED . Attorneys (If Know n) (c) Attorney’s (Firm N ame, Address, and Telephone N umber) II. BASIS OF JURISDICTION (Place an “ X ” in O ne Box O nly) III. CITIZENSHIP OF PRINCIPAL PARTIES (Place an “X ” in O ne Box for Plaintiff (For D iversity C ases O nly) 1 U .S. G overnment Plaintiff 3 Federal Q uestion (U .S. G overnment N ot a Party) U .S. G overnment D efendant 4 and O ne Box for D efendant) PTF DEF Incorporated or Principal Place 4 4 of Business In This State CONTRACT 110 120 130 140 150 Insurance M arine M iller Act N egotiable Instrument R ecovery of O verpayment & Enforcement of Judgment 151 M edicare Act 152 R ecovery of D efaulted Student Loans (Excl. V eterans) 153 R ecovery of O verpayment of V eteran’s Benefits 160 Stockholders’ Suits 190 O ther C ontract 195 C ontract Product Liability 196 Franchise R E A L P R O PE R T Y 210 Land C ondemnation 220 Foreclosure 230 R ent Lease & Ejectment 240 Torts to Land 245 Tort Product Liability 290 All O ther R eal Property V. ORIGIN 1 Original Proceeding 2 2 Incorporated and Principal Place of Business In A nother State 5 5 3 3 Foreign N ation 6 6 (Indicate C itizenship of Parties in Item III) IV. NATURE OF SUIT C itizen of Another State D iversity DEF 1 C itizen or Subject of a Foreign C ountry 2 C itizen of This State PTF 1 (Place an “X ” in O ne B ox O nly) TORTS P E R SO N A L IN JU R Y 310 Airplane 315 Airplane Product Liability 320 Assault, Libel & Slander 330 Federal Employers’ Liability 340 M arine 345 M arine Product Liability 350 M otor V ehicle 355 M otor V ehicle Product Liability 360 O ther Personal Injury C IV IL R IG H T S 441 V oting 442 Employment 443 Housing/ Accommodations 444 W elfare 445 Amer. w /D isabilities Employment 446 Amer. w /D isabilities O ther 440 O ther C ivil R ights F O R FE IT U R E /P E N A L T Y P E R SO N A L IN JU R Y 362 Personal Injury M ed. M alpractice 365 Personal Injury Product Liability 368 Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability P E R SO N A L PR O P E R T Y 370 O ther Fraud 371 Truth in Lending 380 O ther Personal Property D amage 385 Property D amage Product Liability P R ISO N E R PE T IT IO N S 510 M otions to V acate Sentence H abeas C orpus: 530 G eneral 535 D eath Penalty 540 M andamus & O ther 550 C ivil R ights 555 Prison C ondition State Court B A N K R U PT C Y 422 Appeal 28 U SC 158 423 W ithdraw al 28 U SC 157 P R O PE R T Y R IG H T S 820 C opyrights 830 Patent 840 Trademark SO C IA L SE C U R IT Y 861 HIA (1395ff) 862 Black Lung (923) 863 D IW C /D IW W (405(g)) 864 SSID Title X V I 865 R SI (405(g)) F E D E R A L T A X SU IT S 870 Taxes (U .S. Plaintiff or D efendant) 871 IRS— Third Party 26 U SC 7609 O T H E R ST A T U T E S IM M IG R A T IO N 462 N aturalization Application 463 Habeas C orpus Alien D etainee 465 O ther Immigration Actions 400 410 430 450 460 470 State R eapportionment Antitrust Banks and Banking C ommerce D eportation R acketeer Influenced and C orrupt O rganizations 480 C onsumer C redit 490 Cable/Sat TV 810 Selective Service 850 Securities/C ommodities/ Exchange 875 C ustomer C hallenge 12 U SC 3410 890 O ther Statutory Actions 891 Agricultural Acts 892 Economic Stabilization Act 893 Environmental M atters 894 Energy Allocation Act 895 Freedom of Information Act 900Appeal of Fee D etermination U nder Equal Access to Justice 950 C onstitutionality of State Statutes Appeal to District (Place an “X ” in O ne B ox O nly) 2 Removed from 610 Agriculture 620 O ther Food & D rug 625 D rug R elated Seizure of Property 21 U SC 881 630 Liquor Law s 640 R .R . & Truck 650 Airline R egs. 660 O ccupational Safety/Health 690 O ther LABOR 710 Fair Labor Standards Act 720 Labor/M gmt. R elations 730 Labor/M gmt.R eporting & D isclosure Act 740 R ailw ay Labor Act 790 O ther Labor Litigation 791 Empl. R et. Inc. Security Act 3 Remanded from Appellate Court 4 Reinstated or 5 Transferred from another district Reopened 6 Multidistrict Litigation (specify) Cite the U.S. Civil Statute under which you are filing (Do not cite jurisdictional statutes unless diversity): 7 Judge from Magistrate Judgment VI. CAUSE OF ACTION Brief description of cause: VII. REQUESTED IN COM PLAINT: CHECK IF THIS IS A CLASS ACTION D ATE CHECK YES only if demanded in complaint: Yes No JURY DEMAND: DEMAND $ UNDER F.R.C.P. 23 SIG N ATU R E O F ATTO R N EY O F R EC O R D F O R O F F IC E U SE O N L Y R EC EIPT # AM O U N T APPLY IN G IFP JU D G E M AG . JU D G E American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkflow.com JS 44 R everse (R ev. 12/07) INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTORNEYS COMPLETING CIVIL COVER SHEET FORM JS 44 Authority For Civil Cover Sheet The JS 44 civil cover sheet and the information contained herein neither replaces nor supplements the filings and service of pleading or other papers as required by law, except as provided by local rules of court. This form, approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States in September 1974, is required for the use of the Clerk of Court for the purpose of initiating the civil docket sheet. Consequently, a civil cover sheet is submitted to the Clerk of Court for each civil complaint filed. The attorney filing a case should complete the form as follows: I. (a) Plaintiffs-Defendants. Enter names (last, first, middle initial) of plaintiff and defendant. If the plaintiff or defendant is a government agency, use only the full name or standard abbreviations. If the plaintiff or defendant is an official within a government agency, identify first the agency and then the official, giving both name and title. (b) County of Residence. For each civil case filed, except U.S. plaintiff cases, enter the name of the county where the first listed plaintiff resides at the time of filing. In U.S. plaintiff cases, enter the name of the county in which the first listed defendant resides at the time of filing. (NOTE: In land condemnation cases, the county of residence of the “defendant” is the location of the tract of land involved.) (c) Attorneys. Enter the firm name, address, telephone number, and attorney of record. If there are several attorneys, list them on an attachment, noting in this section “(see attachment)”. II. Jurisdiction. The basis of jurisdiction is set forth under Rule 8(a), F.R.C.P., which requires that jurisdictions be shown in pleadings. Place an “X” in one of the boxes. If there is more than one basis of jurisdiction, precedence is given in the order shown below. United States plaintiff. (1) Jurisdiction based on 28 U.S.C. 1345 and 1348. Suits by agencies and officers of the United States are included here. United States defendant. (2) When the plaintiff is suing the United States, its officers or agencies, place an “X” in this box. Federal question. (3) This refers to suits under 28 U.S.C. 1331, where jurisdiction arises under the Constitution of the United States, an amendment to the Constitution, an act of Congress or a treaty of the United States. In cases where the U.S. is a party, the U.S. plaintiff or defendant code takes precedence, and box 1 or 2 should be marked. Diversity of citizenship. (4) This refers to suits under 28 U.S.C. 1332, where parties are citizens of different states. When Box 4 is checked, the citizenship of the different parties must be checked. (See Section III below; federal question actions take precedence over diversity cases.) III. Residence (citizenship) of Principal Parties. This section of the JS 44 is to be completed if diversity of citizenship was indicated above. Mark this section for each principal party. IV. Nature of Suit. Place an “X” in the appropriate box. If the nature of suit cannot be determined, be sure the cause of action, in Section VI below, is sufficient to enable the deputy clerk or the statistical clerks in the Administrative Office to determine the nature of suit. If the cause fits more than one nature of suit, select the most definitive. V. Origin. Place an “X” in one of the seven boxes. Original Proceedings. (1) Cases which originate in the United States district courts. Removed from State Court. (2) Proceedings initiated in state courts may be removed to the district courts under Title 28 U.S.C., Section 1441. When the petition for removal is granted, check this box. Remanded from Appellate Court. (3) Check this box for cases remanded to the district court for further action. Use the date of remand as the filing date. Reinstated or Reopened. (4) Check this box for cases reinstated or reopened in the district court. Use the reopening date as the filing date. Transferred from Another District. (5) For cases transferred under Title 28 U.S.C. Section 1404(a). Do not use this for within district transfers or multidistrict litigation transfers. Multidistrict Litigation. (6) Check this box when a multidistrict case is transferred into the district under authority of Title 28 U.S.C. Section 1407. When this box is checked, do not check (5) above. Appeal to District Judge from Magistrate Judgment. (7) Check this box for an appeal from a magistrate judge’s decision. VI. Cause of Action. Report the civil statute directly related to the cause of action and give a brief description of the cause. Do not cite jurisdictional statutes unless diversity. Example: U.S. Civil Statute: 47 USC 553 Brief Description: Unauthorized reception of cable service VII. Requested in Complaint. Class Action. Place an “X” in this box if you are filing a class action under Rule 23, F.R.Cv.P. Demand. In this space enter the dollar amount (in thousands of dollars) being demanded or indicate other demand such as a preliminary injunction. Jury Demand. Check the appropriate box to indicate whether or not a jury is being demanded. Date and Attorney Signature. Date and sign the civil cover sheet. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkflow.com