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News & Announcements: April, 2014

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Thu, 04/24/2014 Refinement of ECF Events

The Court is required – by BAPCPA and the Judicial Conference – to gather statistics about the use of motions seeking damages for alleged conduct. Those statistics are supposed to be gathered passively – from data generated by the use of certain...

Fri, 04/18/2014 Filing Fee Increase June 1st

The Judicial Conference has voted to raise the fee for filing an adversary proceeding, and the administrative fees charged for filing a new case, effective June 1, 2014. ...

Thu, 04/17/2014 Chapter 13 Practitioners: Availability of Streamlined Process for Withdrawal of Plan Objections

Effective April 21, 2014, e-filers will have available a new event that will allow withdrawal of an objection to a Chapter 13 plan without attaching a PDF. ...

Wed, 04/02/2014 Court's Approach to CM/ECF Access Issues

Thanks to all who responded to the request for input on how the Court should handle situations where ECF is unavailable because of system problems on the Court’s end, and how the Court should handle weather emergencies that may create access...