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News & Announcements: November, 2015

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Mon, 11/23/2015

The new bankruptcy forms approved by the Judicial Conference take effect on December 1, 2015, and govern in all proceedings in bankruptcy cases thereafter commenced and, insofar as just and practicable, all proceedings then pending.


Mon, 11/16/2015

Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for fiscal year (FY) 2015 - the 12-month period ending September 30, 2015 - totaled 860,182, down 11 percent from the 963,739 filings in FY 2014. Filings in the Eastern District of Washington for FY 15...

Mon, 11/16/2015

The December 1, 2015 effective date for The Judiciary Conference’s approved changes to Official Bankruptcy Forms is rapidly approaching. Most Official Forms will be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and renumbered versions....