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General Procedure Orders

In the Matter of Chapter 13 Fee General Procedure Order. This Order raises the presumptively reasonable fee allowance to $4,100 as a total fee, including expenses, through confirmation. Costs in excess of $200 are considered extraordinary. This Order is effective February 1, 2017.

In the Matter of Interim Adoption of Pending Amendments to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7008, 7012, 7016, 9027, and 9033 (the Stern Amendments).

In the Matter of Vacating General Procedure Orders Now Incorporated into Local Bankruptcy Rules, Effective December 1, 2015

In the Matter of Disposing of Paper Sealed Records. This Order provides a procedure for the Court to dispose of sealed records consistent with Judicial Conference Guidelines.

This Order is vacated by GPO 2015-5.

In the Matter of Staying Dismissal of Certian Cases for Failure to Pay Filing Fee. This General Procedure Order may stay the dismissal of a case for up to 180 days if the Trustee filed a Notice of Possible Dividends. (Please be aware that we are not going to send out Notice of Impending Dismissals for non payment of fees; those cases will be dismissed for non-payment of installments and we are including notice of the same in the installment fee order-unless the stay applies.)

In the Matter of Fee Waiver Requests and Additional Delegation to the Clerk of the Court. Amended GPO 2014-4(b) only changes the form of exhibit attached to GPO 2014-4(b).

EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2015, NEW EXHIBIT TO GPO 2014-4(b) IN THE MATTER OF FEE WAIVER REQUESTS AND ADDITIONAL DELEGATION TO THE CLERK OF COURT. - Following the comment period and after due consideration of all comments received, the revised exhibit was adopted with a minor revision by the Bankruptcy Court Judges with the concurrence of the Local Rules Revision Committee. Debtors and counsel may use the form prior to April 1st, but it will be required on and after April 1, 2015. Please submit any additional comments on any Local Rules, Forms, etc. to LocalRule_comments@cob.uscourts.gov.
 
Please click here for a Microsoft Word version of the exhibit.

In the Matter of Installment Payment Requests and Additional Delegation to the Clerk of the Court.

In the Matter of Suspending Notice Requirements Under Local Bankruptcy Rule 5010-1 for Motions to Reopen to File Certification of Completion of Financial Management Course. This GPO suspends the notice requirements for motions to reopen when the motion's sole purpose is to file the certification of completion of the financial management course.

In the Matter of Chapter 7 Trustees' Motions to Sell Under 11 U.S.C. § 363(f) Requiring a Filing Fee. This GPO provides that a chapter 7 trustee without liquid assets in the estate to pay the Section 363(f) filing fee when the motion to sell is filed will be allowed until as soon as practicable after closing to remit the applicable fee to the court.

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