News & Announcements

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.

October 17, 2017
The December 2015 amendments to FRCP 37(e) were designed to bring consistency to when courts find the loss of ESI sanctionable.  Has the amendment’s intent to address the “serious problems resulting from the continued exponential... more
June 16, 2017

Beginning October 2017, Judge Altenberger will start court at 10:00 a.m.

June 6, 2017

Administrative Order 197 regarding holiday closings of the US District & Bankruptcy Courts SDIL was posted.  Please click ... more

March 13, 2017

The new chapter 13 plan becomes effective on April 1, 2017 and must be used in all cases filed on or after that date.  The new plan is on the forms page and  can be found... more

February 7, 2017

Under the new proposed Bankruptcy Rule 3015.1, which is scheduled to take effect in December 2017, bankruptcy courts may - in lieu of adopting the national chapter 13 plan – use a local form plan.  The form plan must, however, include... more

December 20, 2016

The Chapter 13 Procedures Manual and Chapter 13 Plan have been revised, effective January 1, 2017.

Please click here to review the... more

November 30, 2016

General Order 16-1 regarding General Order 16-1 regarding Serving Notice of Proofs of Claims was posted on the ... more

November 9, 2016

New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, Amended Bankruptcy Forms, and Fee Changes Effective December 1, 2016.  Please click here... more

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