The federal courthouses in the Southern Indiana District will reopen to the public July 6 and in-person court proceedings will begin resuming on a staggered schedule. All individuals will be required to answer screening questions to be allowed inside courthouses and to wear facemasks in all public spaces.
All visitors and occupants of every Southern District of Indiana courthouse will be required to wear protective face masks, Chief Judge Jane Magnus Stinson announced in a Friday order. Those who refuse could be found in contempt of court.
A major home appliance company could not convince the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to rule in its favor in a Chapter 11 appeal as it sought to reclaim goods sold to now-defunct Indianapolis-based retailer HHGregg on the eve of its bankruptcy.
Indianapolis-based Celadon Group Inc., which is auctioning off its assets in bankruptcy, isn’t just shedding trucks and real estate — it’s also selling Andy Warhol artworks.
A man who pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography has been sentenced to 200 years in federal prison, the federal prosecutor’s office for the Southern District of Indiana announced.
Twelve individuals with backgrounds in the law, media, government and academia have been selected for the new PACER User Group, which will offer input and advice for improving the federal courts’ electronic docket system as well as other electronic public access services provided by the judicial branch.
Reversing a years-long trend of declining bankruptcy filings, new cases inched upward in the year ending Sept. 30, 2019, the federal judiciary reported. The rise in bankruptcy filings in Indiana outpaced the national increase, the report shows.
Scott Wise, the founder and former owner of the Scotty’s Brewhouse chain, has filed for personal bankruptcy — a situation he says was brought on by the failure of his former business.
A federal appellate panel has answered questions as to whether a bankruptcy court can determine the amount of a debtor’s tax obligations when the debtor is unlikely to pay them. Although a U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana answered yes to that question, a district judge disagreed.
Continuing a trend of recent years, bankruptcies nationwide declined for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2019, U.S. Courts reported. Overall personal bankruptcies declined slightly, though business filings increased for just the third time this decade. Indiana’s Southern District bankruptcy numbers, however, told a different tale.
Retiring Judge Basil H. Lorch III of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana will be honored in a private ceremony Friday for his 27 years of service in the federal judiciary.
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana is seeking public comment concerning proposed amendments to the court’s local rules, including some required by changes to national rules. Comments are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 28.
Bankruptcy filings in federal courts continued their downward slide with more than 250,000 fewer cases filed for the year ending March 31, 2018, than were filed during the same period in 2014, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
A nearly $200 million increase in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget is enabling the federal judiciary to increase compensation for jurors and indigent defense attorneys while also performing construction projects at three federal courthouses.
National data released Wednesday by the United States Courts suggests a continuing decline in bankruptcies may be plateauing. Bankruptcy filings fell by 1.8 percent for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2017, compared with the year ending September 30, 2016.
Failed retailer HHGregg Inc., which racked up more than $2 billion in annual revenue prior to landing in bankruptcy this March, has sold its name and other intellectual property rights for a mere $400,000.