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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.

Here is a link to the page from the United States...

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

Tue, 08/26/2014 Proposed Amendments to Local Rules: Public Comment Period

The Court’s Local Rules Advisory Committee has proposed various amendments to the local rules. After a preliminary review and some minor edits, the Judges have directed that the proposals be posted for public comment. ...

Mon, 08/18/2014 Recent Procedures Manual Updates

The Court’s Procedures Manual remains a work in progress, and is frequently being updated. Not every change is highlighted in the Recent Changes to Procedures section on the main page (the Introduction page). The date of the last change to any...

Fri, 08/08/2014 Information on Transfer of Cases Pending Before Retiring Judges

Judge Frank J. Otte will transition from recall status into full retirement effective January 1, 2015. As a result, all of his cases will be transferred to other Judges.  More Info...

Thu, 07/31/2014 Notice of PACER Unavailability

The PACER system will be undergoing maintenance from the evening of Thursday, August 7th through early in the morning of Monday, August 11th and certain functions will be down intermittently. PACER will be completely unavailable from 9:00 AM to 1...

Wed, 07/23/2014 Notice of Changes to Indianapolis Chapter 13 Tuesday Hearing Schedule Effective 10/1/14

The schedule for Chapter 13 hearings on Tuesdays in Indianapolis will change effective October 1st. Hearings will be scheduled with the following starting times:

8:30 AM        Judge Frank J. Otte
10:00 AM     Judge Robyn L....