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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.

Tue, 11/13/2012 Chapter 11 Filing Fee Increase

On November 21st, the filing fee for a Chapter 11 case will increase. The amount due at filing will total $1213.00.
 
The Chief Judge has issued a new General Order, 12-0005, that establishes the installment fee payments for the...

Mon, 11/05/2012 Update on Order Distribution Process

After a few weeks’ experience with the new order distribution process, the Judges have decided to make a few additional changes.  More Info

Mon, 11/05/2012 For Chapter 13 Practitioners: Recent Developments Regarding Motions to Modify Plan

The recent local rules change shifting responsibility for noticing any motion to modify a confirmed plan has brought to light some new concerns about common practices. In addition, many have sought from Court staff guidance on the required...

Wed, 10/31/2012 James Carr Press Release

Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is pleased to announce the appointment of James M. Carr to a 14-year term as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the United States District Court for...

Fri, 10/26/2012 Robyn Moberly Press Release

Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is pleased to announce the appointment of Robyn L. Moberly to a 14-year term as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the United States District Court for...

Mon, 10/15/2012 Local Rules Update: Correction of Inadvertent Omission

After publication of the set of Local Rules effective October 1st, it was discovered that during the renumbering and editing process one existing local rule was inadvertently omitted. ...

Wed, 10/10/2012 Clarification on Order Distribution

The recent shift in responsibility for distribution of orders has resulted in many inquiries to Clerk staff, and some good suggestions on narrowing the certificate of service requirement for those instances where counsel believes electronic...

Fri, 09/28/2012 Notice of New Chief Judge

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has appointed Judge James K. Coachys to serve as Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court, effective October 1, 2012.
 

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Mon, 09/24/2012 Reminder of Changes to Your Office Practices Resulting from Amendments to Local Rules and Change in Order Distribution

Amendments to the Local Rules become effective October 1, 2012. Those amendments may significantly impact the office practices of many bankruptcy attorneys because the Court is shifting responsibility for distribution of many notices, as well as...

Mon, 09/10/2012 Centralized Processing of Returned BNC Mail

This month, the Judiciary’s Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) contractor will begin accepting, processing and securely disposing of notices that would otherwise be returned to the bankruptcy courts by the United States Postal Service (USPS). ...

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