Civil Cover Sheet (PA USDC Western) Form. This is a Pennsylvania form and can be use in USDC Western Federal.
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CIVIL COVER SHEET OJS 44 (Rev. 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 INSTRUCTIONS ON THE REVERSE OF THE FORM.) I. (a) PLAINTIFFS DEFENDANTS (b) County of Residence of First Listed Plaintiff County of Residence of First Listed Defendant (EXCEPT IN U.S. PLAINTIFF CASES) (IN U.S. PLAINTIFF CASES ONLY) NOTE: IN LAND CONDEMNATION CASES, USE THE LOCATION OF THE LAND INVOLVED. (c) Attorney’s (Firm Name, Address, and Telephone Number) II. BASIS OF JURISDICTION Attorneys (If Known) III. CITIZENSHIP OF PRINCIPAL PARTIES(Place an “X” in One Box for Plaintiff (Place an “X” in One Box Only) ’ 1 U.S. Government Plaintiff ’ 3 Federal Question (U.S. Government Not a Party) (For Diversity Cases Only) PTF Citizen of This State ’ 1 ’ 2 U.S. Government Defendant ’ 4 Diversity Citizen of Another State ’ 2 ’ 2 Incorporated and Principal Place of Business In Another State ’ 5 ’ 5 Citizen or Subject of a Foreign Country ’ 3 ’ 3 Foreign Nation ’ 6 ’ 6 (Indicate Citizenship of Parties in Item III) IV. NATURE OF SUIT CONTRACT ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ 110 Insurance 120 Marine 130 Miller Act 140 Negotiable Instrument 150 Recovery of Overpayment & Enforcement of Judgment 151 Medicare Act 152 Recovery of Defaulted Student Loans (Excl. Veterans) 153 Recovery of Overpayment of Veteran’s Benefits 160 Stockholders’ Suits 190 Other Contract 195 Contract Product Liability 196 Franchise REAL PROPERTY 210 Land Condemnation 220 Foreclosure 230 Rent Lease & Ejectment 240 Torts to Land 245 Tort Product Liability 290 All Other Real Property ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ V. ORIGIN ’ 1 Original Proceeding and One Box for Defendant) PTF DEF Incorporated or Principal Place ’ 4 ’ 4 of Business In This State DEF ’ 1 (Place an “X” in One Box Only) TORTS PERSONAL INJURY 310 Airplane 315 Airplane Product Liability 320 Assault, Libel & Slander 330 Federal Employers’ Liability 340 Marine 345 Marine Product Liability 350 Motor Vehicle 355 Motor Vehicle Product Liability 360 Other Personal Injury CIVIL RIGHTS 441 Voting 442 Employment 443 Housing/ Accommodations 444 Welfare 445 Amer. w/Disabilities Employment 446 Amer. w/Disabilities Other 440 Other Civil Rights FORFEITURE/PENALTY PERSONAL INJURY ’ 362 Personal Injury Med. Malpractice ’ 365 Personal Injury Product Liability ’ 368 Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability PERSONAL PROPERTY ’ 370 Other Fraud ’ 371 Truth in Lending ’ 380 Other Personal Property Damage ’ 385 Property Damage Product Liability PRISONER PETITIONS ’ 510 Motions to Vacate Sentence Habeas Corpus: ’ 530 General ’ 535 Death Penalty ’ 540 Mandamus & Other ’ 550 Civil Rights ’ 555 Prison Condition State Court BANKRUPTCY ’ 422 Appeal 28 USC 158 ’ 423 Withdrawal 28 USC 157 PROPERTY RIGHTS ’ 820 Copyrights ’ 830 Patent ’ 840 Trademark SOCIAL SECURITY 861 HIA (1395ff) 862 Black Lung (923) 863 DIWC/DIWW (405(g)) 864 SSID Title XVI 865 RSI (405(g)) FEDERAL TAX SUITS ’ 870 Taxes (U.S. Plaintiff or Defendant) ’ 871 IRS—Third Party 26 USC 7609 ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ OTHER STATUTES ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ IMMIGRATION ’ 462 Naturalization Application ’ 463 Habeas Corpus Alien Detainee ’ 465 Other Immigration Actions ’ 400 State Reapportionment 410 Antitrust 430 Banks and Banking 450 Commerce 460 Deportation 470 Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations 480 Consumer Credit 490 Cable/Sat TV 810 Selective Service 850 Securities/Commodities/ Exchange 875 Customer Challenge 12 USC 3410 890 Other Statutory Actions 891 Agricultural Acts 892 Economic Stabilization Act 893 Environmental Matters 894 Energy Allocation Act 895 Freedom of Information Act 900Appeal of Fee Determination Under Equal Access to Justice 950 Constitutionality of State Statutes Appeal to District (Place an “X” in One Box Only) ’ 2 Removed from ’ 610 Agriculture ’ 620 Other Food & Drug ’ 625 Drug Related Seizure of Property 21 USC 881 ’ 630 Liquor Laws ’ 640 R.R. & Truck ’ 650 Airline Regs. ’ 660 Occupational Safety/Health ’ 690 Other LABOR ’ 710 Fair Labor Standards Act ’ 720 Labor/Mgmt. Relations ’ 730 Labor/Mgmt.Reporting & Disclosure Act ’ 740 Railway Labor Act ’ 790 Other Labor Litigation ’ 791 Empl. Ret. Inc. Security Act ’ 4 Reinstated or ’ 5 Transferred from ’ 6 Multidistrict another district Reopened Litigation (specify) ’ 3 Remanded from Appellate Court ’ 7 Judge from Magistrate Judgment Cite the U.S. Civil Statute under which you are filing (Do not cite jurisdictional statutes unless diversity): VI. CAUSE OF ACTION Brief description of cause: ’ CHECK IF THIS IS A CLASS ACTION VII. REQUESTED IN UNDER F.R.C.P. 23 COMPLAINT: VIII. RELATED CASE(S) (See instructions): JUDGE IF ANY DATE CHECK YES only if demanded in complaint: ’ Yes ’ No JURY DEMAND: DEMAND $ DOCKET NUMBER SIGNATURE OF ATTORNEY OF RECORD FOR OFFICE USE ONLY RECEIPT # AMOUNT Print APPLYING IFP Save As... Export as FDF JUDGE Retrieve FDF File MAG. JUDGE Reset American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com JS 44AREVISED June, 2009 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA THIS CASE DESIGNATION SHEET MUST BE COMPLETED PART A This case belongs on the ( 1. ERIE CALENDAR Erie Johnstown Pittsburgh) calendar. - If cause of action arose in the counties of Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean. Venang or Warren, OR plaintiff or defendant resides in one of said counties. - If cause of action arose in the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield or Somerset OR any plaintiff or defendant resides in one of said counties. 2. JOHNSTOWN CALENDAR 3. Complete if on ERIE CALENDAR: I certify that the cause of action arose in resides in County. County and that the 4. Complete if on JOHNSTOWN CALENDAR: I certify that the cause of action arose in County and that the resides in County. PART B (You are to check ONE of the following) 1. 2. This case is related to Number . Short Caption This case is not related to a pending or terminated case. . DEFINlTIONS OF RELATED CASES: CIVIL: Civil cases are deemed related when a case filed relates to property included in another suit or involves the same issues of fact or it grows out of the same transactions as another suit or involves the validity or infringement of a patent involved in another suit EMINENT DOMAIN: Cases in contiguous closely located groups and in common ownership groups which will lend themselves to consolidation for trial shall be deemed related. HABEAS CORPUS & CIVIL RIGHTS: All habeas corpus petitions filed by the same individual shall be deemed related. All pro se Civil Rights actions by the same individual shall be deemed related. PARTC I. CIVIL CATEGORY (Place x in only applicable category). 1. Antitrust and Securities Act Cases 2. Labor-Management Relations 3. Habeascorpus 4. Civil Rights 5. Patent, Copyright, and Trademark 6. Eminent Domain 7. All other federal question cases All personal and property damage tort cases, including maritime, FELA, 8. Jones Act, Motor vehicle, products liability, assault, defamation, malicious prosecution, and false arrest 9. Insurance indemnity, contract and other diversity cases. 10. Government Collection Cases (shall include HEW Student Loans (Education), V A 0verpayment, Overpayment of Social Security, Enlistment Overpayment (Army, Navy, etc.), HUD Loans, GAO Loans (Misc. Types), Mortgage Foreclosures, S.BA. Loans, Civil Penalties and Coal Mine Penalty and Reclamation Fees.) I certify that to the best of my knowledge the entries on this Case Designation Sheet are true and correct Date: ATTORNEY AT LAW NOTE: ALL SECTIONS OF BOTH SIDES MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE CASE CAN BE PROCESSED. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com IS 44 Revenc (Re\*. 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 tilings and service of pleading or other papers as required by law, except as provided by local rules ofcourt. This form, approved by the Judicial Conferen= of the United States in September 1974. is required for the use ofthe ClerkofCourt for the purpose of initiating thc civil docket sheet. Consequently, acivil cover sheet is submitted to tile Clerk ofcourt foreach civil complaint filed. The attorney tiling a case should complete the form as follows: I. (a) Plaintiffs-Defendants. Enter names (last. first. middle initial) ofplaintiff and defendant. Ifthe plaintiff or delendant is a governlnent agency, useo~lly the full name or standard abbreviations. Iftlie plaintiffor defendant is an official within ngovemment agency, identiG tint the agency and then the oflicial, giving both name and title. (b) County ot'Residence. For each civil case filed, except U.S. plaintiff cases, enter the nameofthe county where the tint listed plaintiffresides at the time of filing. In U.S. plaintiff cases, enter the name of the county in which tlie 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 Ihe firm name, address, telephone number, and attorney of record. If there are several attorneys. list them on an i~ttachrnent,noting in this section "(see attachment)". 11. Jurisdiction. The basis ofjurisdiction 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 Ihe boxes. If there is more than one basis ofjurisdiction, precedence is given in the order shown below. United States plaintiff. ( I ) 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. 133 1, where jurisdiction arises under the Constitution of the United States, an n~nendmentto 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 prccedence, and box 1 or 2 should bc marked. Diversity of citizenship. (4) This refers to suits under 28 U.S.C. 1332, where parties are citizens of different states. Whe~l 4 is checked, thc citizenship of the Box different parties must be checked. (See Section Ifl below; federal question actions take precedence over diversity cases.) Ill. Residence (citizenship) of Principal Parties. This sectionofthe JS 44 is to be completed ifdiversity ofcitizenship was indicated above. Mark this section for ench principal party. Nature of Suit. Place an "X" in the appropriate box. Ifthe natureofsuit cannot be determined, be sure the cause ol'action. ill Section V1 below, is sutTicient IV. to enable the deputy clerk or the statistical clerks in the Administrative Oflice 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. ( I ) Cases which originate in the United States district courts. R Removed from State Coort. (2) Proceedings initiated in state courts may be removed to the district courts under Title 2 U.S.C.. Section 144 1. When the petition for removal is granted, check this box. Remanded tfom Appellate Court (3) Check this box for cases remnnded to thedistrict court for Further action. Use !lie date of remand as the tiling 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 disbict transfers or multidistrict litigation transfers. Multidistrict Litigation. (6) Check this box when a multidistrict case is transferred into the district underauthority ofTitle 28 U.S.C. Section 1407. When this box is cliecked. do not check (5) above. Appeal to District Judge from Magistrate Judgment. (7) Check this box for an appeal born a magistrate judge's decision. CauseofAction. Reportthe civil statute directly related tothecauseofaction and givea briefdescription ofthe cause. Do not cite juristlictional statutes VI. U.S. civil Statute: 47 USC 553 unless diversity. Example: Brief Description: IJnauthor~zedreception 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. Denland. In this space enter the dollar amount (in thousands ofdollars) being demanded or indicate other denland such as a preliminary injunction. Jury Demand. Check the appropriate box to indicate whether or not a jury is being demanded. VIII. Related Cases. This section of the JS 44 is used to reference related pending cases if any. If there are related pending cases. insert thc docket numbers and tlie corresponding judge names for such cases. Date Date ant1 Attorney S i ~ n a t ~ t r e . and sign the civil cover sheet. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com