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Mon, 06/24/2013 Chapter 13 Practitioners: Proposed Additions/Edits to Model Plan Form

After consultations with the Chapter 13 trustees and representatives of the bar, the Court now proposes certain additions and changes to the Model Plan.  More Info

Mon, 06/17/2013 New Procedure for Chapter 13 Confirmation Hearings

Historically, the Court has vacated a hearing on a creditor's objection to confirmation if an amended plan is filed prior to the hearing, regardless of whether the amended plan actually resolves,or even addresses, the objection....

Thu, 06/13/2013 Changes in Courtroom Services - Indianapolis Division

As a result of one impending departure, one planned retirement, and one transition to a Judicial Assistant position, in the next few weeks the number of Courtroom Deputies serving in the Indianapolis Division will decline by three. Those...

Mon, 06/03/2013 On-Line CM/ECF Registration and On-Line CM/ECF Training Launched; New Option for Filing, Amending, and Withdrawing Proofs of Claim

June 3rd is the launch date for several new applications designed to assist the Court’s customers. First, the process of obtaining a CM/ECF log-in and password has gone electronic.  ...

Thu, 05/30/2013 Chapter 13 Block Scheduling

Effective June 3, 2013, Block Scheduling will be implemented in the Evansville and Terre Haute divisions for chapter 13 cases. Block Scheduling allows a filing party to select a hearing date and queue up a notice for distribution. ...

Thu, 05/23/2013 Change in Clerk Coverage of Terre Haute Division

Effective immediately, the Bankruptcy Clerk is no longer able to provide full-time staffing at the Federal Courthouse in Terre Haute.  More Info

Tue, 05/21/2013 Local Rules Now Provided in Different Format

This date the Court made available its Local Rules in the same program as its Procedures Manual and ECF Administrative Policies and Procedures.  More Info

Fri, 05/10/2013 Change in Local Opinions Database

The Court has transitioned to use of the Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System (“FDSys”) to retain and make available the Court’s opinions.  More Info

Tue, 04/09/2013 Indianapolis Division Chapter 13 Practitioners: No More "Consultation Requirement" and Additional Transfer of Chapter 13 Cases to Judge Carr

The Court will be withdrawing General Order 13-0002, which required informal dispute resolution as to Chapter 13 trustee motions to dismiss in the Indianapolis Division and established a “consultation requirement” as to such motions when the...

Thu, 04/04/2013 New Claims Trasnfer Fee Effective May 1, 2013

Effective May 1, 2013, the bankruptcy courts will begin charging a new fee of $25 for each claim transferred. This fee was approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States at its September 2012 session. ...