The Office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27-28, 2014, to observe the Thanksgiving Holiday. Electronic Filing will be fully operational.
News & Announcements
Chief Judge Corbit has approved for publication amendments to LBR 7054-1, Costs; Attorney’s Fees. A redline version of the rule can be found here.
Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted to email@example.com or to the Clerk of Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, P.O. Box 2164, Spokane, WA 99210-2164, through November 30, 2014.
At its September 2014 session, the Judicial Conference approved amendments to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule. The Conference approved a fee increase of $50 (from $157 to $207) when a direct bankruptcy appeal is accepted by a court of appeals. The Conference also approved two amendments to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule that were developed in connection with a new national policy establishing filing and notice procedures for requests to redact personal identifiers from large volumes of court filings in multiple cases, including closed cases. The Conference established a $25 fee (Item 21) to file a motion to make redactions to previously filed records in a bankruptcy case. The fee is intended to be charged for each affected case, but courts may waive the fee under appropriate circumstances. The Conference also endorsed a new exception to the reopening fee for a closed bankruptcy case (Item 11) to clarify that the reopening fee does not apply if redaction is the only purpose for reopening the case. The Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule effective December 1, 2014, is available by clicking here.
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On September 16, 2014, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved the following amendments to the Official Bankruptcy Forms, effective December 1, 2014:
Official Forms 3A (Application for individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments) and 3B (Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived) are revised to remove references to fee amounts.
Official Form B6Sum (Summary) is revised to update line number cross references to the revised means test forms (Official Forms 22A-1, 22A-1 Supp, 22A-2, 22B, 22C-1 and 22C-2).
Official Forms 17A (Notice of Appeal and Statement of Election), 17B (Optional Appellee Statement of Election to Proceed in District Court) and 17C (Certificate of Compliance with Rule 8015(a)(7)(B) and 8016(d)(2)) are new forms set to go into effect with the revised bankruptcy appellate rules.
Official Forms 22A-1 (Chapter 7 Statement of Your Monthly Income), 22A-1 Supp (Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under §707(b)(2)), 22A-2 (Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income), 22B (Chapter 11 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income), 22C-1 (Chapter 13 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period) and 22C-2 (Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Income) are the revised means test forms. These forms are revised to accommodate changes in the law as a result of Supreme Court precedent and as part of the Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee’s ongoing Forms Modernization Project.
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