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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.

Mon, 12/19/2016 New Court Security General Order and Public Notice

The Chief Judge of the District Court has signed a revised General Security Order, which became effective 12/19.  The most important change is that prohibited items brought to the courthouse will not be held but will be confiscated and destroyed...

Fri, 12/16/2016 CM/ECF Update Re: Child Support Creditor Representatives

The following CM/ECF update will take place the weekend of December 19, 2016:
 
Child Support Creditor Representatives
A new event is now available to file an Appearance on Behalf of Child Support Creditor....

Fri, 12/02/2016 CM/ECF Update Re: Relief from Abandonment

Relief from Abandonment

If a trustee seeks relief from abandonment to pursue possible assets, a Motion for Relief from Abandonment with a 14-day objection notice to affected parties must be filed. After the motion is...

Fri, 12/02/2016 Notice of Change in Status for Judge Basil H. Lorch III

Bankruptcy Judge Basil H. Lorch III has announced his retirement, effective at the end of calendar year 2016.  More Info

Mon, 11/28/2016 Notice of Amendments to Local Rules, Changes to Local Forms, and Fee Increases

December 1st brings changes to the local rules and forms and increases to some fees.  More Info

Wed, 11/23/2016 CM/ECF Updates Re: Updated Fees, Filing of Objections, Surplus Funds, Transferred Cases, Summary Judgment and Motion to Dismiss Case

The following CM/ECF updates will take place the weekend of November 26, 2016:
 
Updated Fees Effective 12/1/2016
Fees have been updated to match the new fees effective 12/1/2016. An updated Fee Chart is...

Wed, 11/23/2016 General Order 16-0005: Order Amending Local Bankruptcy Rules

Notice of proposed amendments to the local rules of this Court was given to the bar and the public on November 4, 2016. The last date for submitting comments concerning the proposed amendment was November 22, 2016. ...

Tue, 11/15/2016 CM/ECF Updates Re: Updated Hearing Notice & Duplicate Blue Text re: Withdrawals

The following events went live the weekend of November 11, 2016:
 
Updated Hearing Notice
When a hearing notice is issued on a creditor’s objection to confirmation, language is inserted stating that the hearing...

Fri, 11/04/2016 Proposed Amendments to Local Rules: Public Comment Period

The Judges are considering several minor amendments to the local rules.  The deadline for comments is November 22nd.   More Info

Fri, 11/04/2016 CM/ECF Updates Re: Motions to Reopen and Retired Judges

The following Motions to Reopen and Retired Judges event will go into effect the weekend of November 4, 2016:
 
When a Motion to Reopen Bankruptcy Case is filed in a case assigned to a retired judge, another judge is auto-assigned but...

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