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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.

Fri, 2014-04-25

Bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2014, fell 11 percent when compared to bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2013, according to statistics released today by the Administrative Office of the U.S....

Wed, 2014-05-07

The Judicial Conference has amended and increased filing fees for bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings. The administrative fee, which is assessed at filing in every bankruptcy case, was formerly $46 for each chapter. On June 1, 2014, the...

Wed, 2014-09-17

Today Pay.gov card sale transactions from 9/16/14 were double reported in CIR. Card refunds were double debited. Pay.gov tech support worked with Vantiv to identify the problem.

Currently the non-duplicated transaction...

Tue, 2014-10-28

Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for the fiscal year 2014—the 12-month period ending September 30, 2014—totaled 963,739, down 13 percent from the 1.1 million bankruptcy filings in FY 2013, according to statistics released today by the...

Tue, 2014-11-04

 

At its September 2014 session, the Judicial Conference approved several changes to the appellate, district, and bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee...

Mon, 2014-11-24

 

The United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma prepared the following video and materials outlining forthcoming updates to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Official Forms, and...

Mon, 2014-12-01

 
A number of amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure and official bankruptcy forms became effective December 1, 2014. The changes to the...

Thu, 2014-11-20

 
Several changes to U.S. Courts’ Miscellaneous Fee Schedules, including two bankruptcy fee adjustments, will take effect Dec. 1, under amendments approved in September by the Judicial Conference of the United States.
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Tue, 2014-12-16

   

  The current four-year term of Kevin L. Butler, Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Alabama at Birmingham, expires 16 October 2015. The Federal Public Defender, under authority of 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(g)(2)(A), provides...

Fri, 2015-01-23

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment...

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