Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for the 12-month period ending Sept. 30 were down 14 percent as compared to fiscal year 2011, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts announced Wednesday. Filings are down more than 11 percent in the Northern and Southern District courts of Indiana.
Bankruptcy Clerk Kevin P. Dempsey of the Southern District of Indiana has issued a clarification on when orders should be distributed now that rules have shifted responsibility for distribution of most orders to the prevailing parties.
The United States Courts’ Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal, and Evidence Rules announced Friday that it is seeking comment on several proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure, as well as changes made to its website. Officials hope the revamped website will be more user-friendly.
Bankruptcy filings are down 14 percent across the country for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2012, as compared to the year ending June 30, 2011, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts reported Friday. Filings are down by at least 13 percent in Indiana courts.
The Judicial Council of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals received 52 applications from people interested in filling two upcoming bankruptcy court vacancies on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The court previously announced that Judges Anthony Metz III and Frank J. Otte will retire this year.
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana Chief Bankruptcy Judge Anthony J. Metz III signed an order Tuesday changing the maximum fee allowable under Local Rule B-2016-1(b).
Delinquent borrowers may be relieved to learn that student loan default – unlike espionage and treason – is not punishable by death. But defaulting on a student loan can have disastrous effects on a borrower’s personal credit and lead to a lifetime of financial difficulties.
The Supreme Court of the United States has accepted several cases, including the high-profile Arizona immigration lawsuit and a bankruptcy case from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
A federal bankruptcy court has sided with two Indiana racinos in a dispute over their tax burdens, a ruling that could reduce the total amount they pay into state coffers by as much as $30 million per year.
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has agreed to return $11,000 in campaign contributions from indicted financier Tim Durham.