SmartRules Bankruptcy Update — October 2008

California Central Bankruptcy Court Proposes Amendments to Local Rules

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California has posted draft local rule changes.  The public comment period has passed.  More information is available at http://www.cacb.uscourts.gov/cacb/Welcome.nsf/Forms-LocalBKR-Form?OpenPage

California Southern Bankruptcy Court Posts Amended Chapter 7 Guidelines

On September 10, 2008, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California posted amended and revised Standing Administrative Guidelines for Chapter 7.  The amended guidelines are available at:  http://www.casb.uscourts.gov/html/bulletinbd.htm

Illinois Northern District Bankruptcy Court Proposes Amendments to Local Rules

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois has posted a Notice of Proposal to amend Local Rules of the Bankruptcy Court.  The comment period has passed.  More information is available at http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/LEGAL/CHGTORULES/CHGTORULES.HTM

Missouri Western District Bankruptcy Court Amends Local Rules

By General Order dated August 20, 2008, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri created new LOCAL RULE 4004-5, Discharge in Chapter 11 Case- Individual Debtor, effective for cases filed on or after October 17, 2005.  For more information please see: http://www.mow.uscourts.gov/rulespag.htm.

Additionally, the court has posted Notice of new Local Rules and Forms related to Mortgages paid through the Chapter 13 Plan.  For more information please see:  http://www.mow.uscourts.gov/announce/lr_4004.html

Finally, the court has posted Notice of New Local Rule related to Extensions of Time to File Initial Pleadings in Ch 11 Cases.  Comments are due by October 22, 2008.  More information is available at http://www.mow.uscourts.gov/announce/lr_2015_2.html. 

New York Southern District Bankruptcy Court Amends Local Rules

The amended local rules were effective August 4, 2008.  More information is available at http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov/rulesorders.html

Texas Southern District Bankruptcy Courts Enacts New Chapter 13 Plan

Effective October 1, 2008, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas will enact a Notice of New Chapter 13 Plan.  More information is available at http://www.txsd.uscourts.gov/. 

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