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United States District Judge Gregg Costa

The Court is receiving a number of inquiries about the status of cases based on the Senate's recent vote confirming Judge Costa's nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Once appointed, Judge Costa will continue to hear a number of district court cases sitting by designation on the district court. Other cases will be transferred to a district judge from the Houston Division. An order will enter in each case either designating Judge Costa to continue hearing the case or transferring it to a Houston judge. Parties in civil cases may also consent to have United States Magistrate Judge John Froeschner preside over their case. Parties who agree to do so should contact the Court's case manager. All Court settings remain until otherwise notified.

Chambers Contact Information: Case Related Contact Information:
United States District Court
515 Rusk Street
Room 4627
Houston, TX. 77002
(713) 250-5835
Arturo A. Rivera, Case Manager
United States District Court
515 Rusk St
Room 4627
Houston, TX. 77002
(713) 250-5181

Heather Hall Alcaraz
Federal Official Court Reporter
515 Rusk, Room 8004
Houston, TX  77002

Procedures History of Galveston Federal Courthouse
Jury Innovation Project The Southern District of Texas: Then and Now (.ppt)
Initial Discovery Protocols for Employment Cases Galveston 2012-2013 Civil Case Filings (.xls)
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