Announcements

Notice of Proposed Amendments to Rules

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071(b) and 2503(b), the United States Court of Federal Claims hereby provides notice that it proposes to amend its rules and invites public comment on the proposed amendments.

For more information, please see the Official Notice.

 

Updated Vaccine Guidelines

The Guidelines for Practice Under the National Vaccine Injury Program have been updated.

The updated document can be accessed here: New Vaccine Guidelines.

Vaccine Petitions – Electronic Service on Secretary of Health and Human Services

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, petitioners may, until further notice, serve the Department of Health and Human Services with petitions electronically. Contact Carole Marks at HHS for instructions.

Suspending Paper Filing Requirements in Pro Se Cases

Based on declared public health emergencies impacting Washington, D.C. and the National Capital Region, and ongoing efforts to mitigate community transmission and the impact of COVID-19, there is an immediate need for the United States Court of Federal Claims to take steps to limit the number of court personnel who are required to be available to process filings submitted through the U.S. Mail, by messenger, or in the court’s night box.

Public Access Restriction

Based on declared public health emergencies impacting Washington, D.C. and the National Capital Region, and ongoing efforts to mitigate community transmission and the impact of COVID-19, there is an immediate need for the United States Court of Federal Claims to restrict public access to the Howard T. Markey National Courts Building. These restrictions will be in place as a temporary measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to minimize the risk to the health and safety of both court staff and the public conducting business with the court.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The United States Court of Federal Claims (USCFC) is actively monitoring new developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The USCFC is undertaking added measures to protect staff and visitors as concern over COVID-19 spreads throughout the legal community.

Eleni M. Roumel took the oath of office on February 24, 2020, as Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Eleni M. Roumel took the oath of office on February 24, 2020, as Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.  President Donald J. Trump nominated Judge Roumel on June 24, 2019, the United States Senate confirmed her on January 8, 2020, and the President appointed to her a 15-year term on February 24, 2020.  Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office.   

For Judge Roumel's biography, please click here.

Matthew H. Solomson took the oath of office on February 4, 2020, as Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Matthew H. Solomson took the oath of office on February 4, 2020, as Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims. Judge Solomson was nominated by President Trump on March 1, 2019, confirmed by the Senate on January 8, 2020, and appointed by the President to a 15-year term on February 3, 2020. The oath of office was administered by Chief Judge Margaret M. Sweeney. 

For Judge Solomson’s biography, please click here.

Court closing at 1:00pm on January 7th, 2020 due to inclement weather.

On January 7th, 2020 the United States Court of Federal Claims will be closing at 1:00pm due to inclement weather.

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