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News & Announcements: February, 2020

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.

Wed, 02/26/2020

The Administrative Office for the U.S. Courts reports bankruptcy filings increased slightly for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2019, compared with calendar year 2018. It was the second straight quarter that bankruptcy filings rose, after...

Wed, 02/26/2020

The Eastern District of Washington Bankruptcy Court now offers an interactive statistics dashboard showing real-time filing and closing data in chapters 7, 11, 13 and adversary proceedings. In addition to the dashboard, the statistics webpage has...

Thu, 02/06/2020

The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (“SBRA”) is effective February 19, 2020. The SBRA creates a new subchapter V of chapter 11 for the reorganization of small business debtors. To aid in the implementation of the SBRA, the Judicial...