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5.Filing and Service

Rule 5.01Effect of Electronic Filing or Service.

A document electronically filed or served by the district court or a registered attorney, party, or participant under this order has the same legal effect as an original document filed or served in paper form.

5.02Effective Date of Electronic Filing; Filing Fees.

A document that is electronically filed under this order is deemed to have been filed by the court administrator on the date and time of its transmittal to the district court through the E-Filing System and the filing shall be stamped with this date and time subject to acceptance by the court administrator. If the filing is not subsequently accepted by the court administrator for reasons authorized in section 5.03 below, the date stamp shall be removed and the document electronically returned to the person who filed it. The district court shall establish procedures for payment of fees electronically.

5.03Non-acceptance of Filing.

The court administrator shall not refuse to accept for filing any document presented for that purpose solely because it is not presented in proper form as required by this order, the General Rules of Practice for the District Courts, or any local rules or practices. Documents may be rejected for filing if tendered:

(1) without a required fee (e.g., filing fee or motion fee); or

(2) without a correct assigned file number; or

(3) to a court other than the court where the action is pending.

5.04Effective Date of Electronic Service.

Except when service is otherwise prohibited (e.g., holidays), service by authorized electronic means using the court's E-Filing System is complete:

(1) upon completion of the electronic transmission of the document(s) to the E-Filing System if the E-Filing System service command is used; and

(2) upon acceptance of the electronic filing by the court, as provided in Minn. Gen. R. Prac. 14, if the E-Filing System joint service and filing command is used.

5.05Proof of Service

Proof of service of documents served using the E-Filing System is governed by Minn. Gen. R. Prac. 14.05.

5.06Technical Errors; Relief.

A motion for relief because of a technical error may be made, and relief may be granted, as provided in Minn. Gen. R. Prac. 14.01(f) for the District Courts.

(Added effective September 1, 2012.)