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Open an Miscellaneous Proceeding Case

Use this event if you are opening a new miscellaneous proceeding case. A miscellaneous case is opened whenever a proceeding needs to be filed within this court, but either does not relate to any bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding filed in the Northern District of Iowa or relates to multiple cases.  Example:  Registration of a Foreign (i.e., from outside the Northern District of Iowa) Judgment.

Procedures to file document

  1. Choose Adversary
  2. Choose Open an MP case
  3. Select the proper divsional office from the Office drop down menu
  4. Select "n" from the Complaint drop down menu and click Next
  5. Search for the plaintiff click Next.
    1. If your party is not listed, select Add/Create New Party
    2. Enter party's last/business name and click Search
    3. If party is now listed, select and click Select name from list
    4. If party is not listed, click Create new party
      1. Enter Last name, First names, Middle name if applicable, select the proper response from the Role drop-down list and click Submit. (NOTE - Address is not necessary if you are the attorney for the party you are entering. Service will be made upon you, as the attorney.) Repeat if you are adding more than one party.
    5. Your party should now be available to select and click Next
  6. Once you have added the plaintiff, choose end Plaintiff selection
  7. Search for the defendant and repeat the same process above and end defendant selection once you have completed the process.
  8. Select Registration of Foreign Judgment from the drop down menu and click Next
  9. Browse for your pdf document
    1. Do you have attachments to add?
    2. Select Yes and click Next
    3. Browse for your pdf document
    4. Select a Type from the drop down list and/or add in a description of the attachments
    5. Click Add to List
    6. Repeat for any additional attachments
    7. Click Next
  10. Complete the text boxes with the appropriate information and click Next
  11. Enter originating AP case No if applicable and click Next
  12. Review fee information screen and click Next
  13. Review docket text for correctness. NOTE - You may add additional text to help describe the docket event if necessary
  14. If all is correct, click Next
  15. You have a second chance to assure correct docketing of the event and you are given a reminder to redact. If satisfied with your docket event, click Next. If you need to correct something, you can simply begin the docket event again.