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Mon, 12/01/2014 The Hon. Frank J. Otte to Retire December 31

After 28 years of service as a United States Bankruptcy Judge, including two years in recall status, and a 48 year career in the law, the Honorable Frank J. Otte will retire on December 31, 2014. In recognition of his achievements and...

Tue, 11/25/2014 Notice Concerning Applicability of New Appeals Rules to Pending Appeals at District Court

The District Court has determined that the many changes to the rules governing appeals from the bankruptcy court, which become effective December 1st and can be found at new rules 8001-8028, will not apply to any appeals commenced before the...

Wed, 11/19/2014 Case Transfer Process Continues - Remember to Change Judge Initials in Captions

As foreshadowed in a notice dated August 6, 2014, the Court is continuing with the transfer of cases from Judge Frank J. Otte to the Judges who will remain on January 1, 2015. After a mass transfer on November 19th, Judge Otte has just over 1000...

Wed, 11/12/2014 Digital Audio Files No Longer Available

In March of 2011, the Court first began offering digital audio files of certain hearings as part of the electronic record. Those files could be retrieved through PACER.  More Info

Tue, 11/04/2014 Notice of Changes to National Rules and Forms of New General Order 14-0006 Waiving the Fee for Motions for Protective Order Pursuant to Fed.R.Bankr.P.9037

Several changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure become effective December 1, 2014. Those changes include a complete overhaul of the bankruptcy appeal process. ...

Mon, 11/03/2014 Appointment of Chapter 13 Standing Trustee

The United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a standing trustee to administer cases filed under chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. The appointment, located in Indianapolis, IN, is for cases...

Thu, 10/30/2014 Notice of Updated Census Bureau Median Family Income Data

The United States Trustee reports that updated median family income data from the Census Bureau has become available, and will be applied to cases filed on and after November 1, 2014.

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Fri, 10/03/2014 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 August 26, 2014.  More Info

Wed, 10/01/2014 Jeffrey J. Graham Appointed Bankruptcy Judge

Jeffrey J. Graham has been appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Indiana, replacing Bankruptcy Judge James K. Coachys. Judge Graham’s appointment became effective October 1, 2014. ...

Mon, 09/22/2014 The Hon. James K. Coachys to Retire September 30

After 14 years of service as a United States Bankruptcy Judge and a 40 year career in the law, the Honorable James K. Coachys will retire on September 30, 2014.  More Info