Court Related News
GPO 2012-6 - Revised Chapter 13 Plan Form to be Effective February 1, 2013. - General Procedure Order 2012-6 makes a new Chapter 13 Plan form effective on February 1, 2013 (view plan form in MS Word). Most of the changes made are cosmetic formatting changes to allow the form to be mailed on 2 pages printed back to back, but there are some areas with substantial language changes which are in the highlighted version (click here to view the PDF). The Judges welcome your comments, please send your feedback to email@example.com.
New Online Claims Submission Feature - The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado is pleased to announce a new online claims submission feature. If you are a creditor (the person who is owed money in a bankruptcy case) and are not represented by an attorney, you may now be able to file a Proof of Claim and upload PDF attachments via this easy to use online form.
Online Proof of Claims Instructions
In re Jensen Farms, Chapter 11 Case No. 12-20982 HRT - Bar date set for listeria based individual tort claims. Click here for Order Setting Bar Date and Proof of Claim Form. The Meeting of Creditors is scheduled for June 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm, U.S. Trustee Meeting Room, 1999 Broadway, 8th Floor, Ste 830, Room C, Denver, CO 80202.
Reassignment of approximately 3018 Chapter 13 cases to Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Douglas Kiel. - General Procedure Order 2012-1 (GPO) contains the list of all cases reassigned from Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Sally Zeman to Douglas Kiel effective February 1, 2012 and the administrative procedure to effectuate the change. In addition, amended wage orders will enter in those reassigned cases that have wage orders for employers. Payments in all of the reassigned cases should be mailed payable to the order of Douglas B. Kiel, Chapter 13 Trustee, P.O. Box 2282, Memphis, TN 38101-2282. This second GPO covers most open Chapter 13 cases from 2010 and 2011 (with select 2009 cases) from the counties that have been assigned to Trustee Kiel. Specifically, the counties are: Mineral, Alamosa, Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Saguache, El Paso, Teller, Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lake, Lincoln and Park. This is the final wave of reassignments.
Click here to see the GPO and case list.
Click here to see further information from the Office of the U.S. Trustee regarding the roll out of cases assigned to Douglas Kiel.
New Creditor Entry Program - The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado is pleased to announce the launch of a new Online Creditor Entry page. This page has been posted to allow persons filing cases in the District of Colorado to create and submit their creditor matrix online using any computer or web enabled device.
Addition of Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Douglas Kiel and reassignment of approximately 2000 confirmed Chapter 13 cases. - General Procedure Order 2011-1 (GPO) contains the list of all cases reassigned from Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Sally Zeman to Douglas Kiel effective October 1, 2011 and the administrative procedure to effectuate the change. In addition, amended wage orders will enter in those reassigned cases that have wage orders for employers. Payments in all of the reassigned cases should be mailed payable to the order of Douglas B. Kiel, Chapter 13 Trustee, P.O. Box 2282, Memphis, TN 38101-2282. This initial GPO covers most open Chapter 13 cases confirmed from 2007 until on or before September 15, 2011, from the following counties: Mineral, Alamosa, Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Saguache, El Paso and Teller. This is the first wave of reassignments; additional reassignments are anticipated later in 2012.
Click here to see the GPO and case list. Click here to see further information from the Office of the U.S. Trustee regarding the roll out of the reassignments and new cases assigned to Douglas Kiel.
Discontinuance of Mailing of Proof of Claim Forms Effective October 1, 2011. - Effective October 1, 2011, we will no longer include a Proof of Claim form with Notices of Meetings of Creditors or Chapter 7 notices establishing a claims deadline. This change has been mandated by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts as a cost-savings measure and after a study determined that less than 5% of the Proof of Claims included with the Court's notices were returned. The majority of the claims that are filed are created electronically by the creditor's software or though other electronic forms creation tools. Proofs of Claim forms are available on the
US Court's website, www.uscourts.gov, on our website, or at the Intake Counter of any bankruptcy court. Please click here for immediate access to a fillable Proof of Claim form.
Telephonic Appearance Information - Please note that being allowed to appear telephonically at a hearing is a privilege that will be revoked if the Court cannot obtain an accurate record. In order to allow the Court to make a proper electronic recording of its proceedings when parties appear telephonically we must require the following from participants:
Participants who have excessive background noise, lack clarity or who are causing feedback into the courtroom risk being disconnected and excluded from the hearing.
GPO 2009-3 (SO-13) - Closing or Dismissal of Duplicate Petitions Entered in Error. - Closing or Dismissal of Duplicate Petitions Entered in Error. GPO 2009-3 (SO-13) has been revised to change the manner in which the Court handles duplicates cases filed in error. Please see page 5 of the attached document for the revised paragraph.
Local Bankruptcy Forms are now fillable. - Local Bankruptcy Forms are now fillable and found on our Forms page. This functionality, along with having the forms available in Word format, should provide you with straight-forward mechanisms to easily provide the court with legibly typed forms for filing.
New Voice Case Information System Effective 05/26/2010 - The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado is proud to announce a new Multi Court Voice Case Information System(McVCIS). To access this new system, please call 866-222-8029 and enter state abbreviation CO(26) or enter the court code 22. Please note: the old VCIS number will be disabled on 05/26/2010.
New General Procedure Orders - Please see the Index to General Procedure Orders for three new General Procedure Orders effective 12/1/2009. GPO 2009-3 In the Matter of Obsolete General Procedure Orders and Standing Orders of the court; GPO 2009-4 In the Matter of Chapter 13 Fee General Procedure Order; and GPO 2009-5 In the Matter of Mandatory Electronic Filing for Certain Creditors and Their Agents Filing Proofs of Claim or Interest.
Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms, Appendix and New Time Computations Effective 12/1/2009. Click here for details.
Chapter 13 Trustee's Recommended Procedures for the Submission of Tax Returns - There is a new chapter 13 email address designed solely for the Debtor's submission to the Trustee of the tax return/affidavit required to be provided by 11 U.S.C.521(e)(2)(A)(i). Providing the return by email will save copies and postage and will allow the Trustee to monitor her receipt of the returns more efficiently. Please advise your staff or client to provide the return/affidavit to firstname.lastname@example.org
- eliminate all excessive noise (including, but not limited to: typing, background conversations, barking dogs, traffic, wind, music, etc.);
- do not use cellular phones, they are more susceptible to background noise and have issues with clarity, use a land line if at all possible; and
- do not use speakerphones as they cause incredible and annoying feedback in the courtroom.
Please use the following format in the subject line.
CASE NUMBER, LAST NAME, DESCRIPTION
0640000, DOE, 2005-1040
0640000, DOE, AFFIDAVIT
Remember the deadline for submission is no later than 7 days prior to the first date set for the meeting of creditors.
PRIVACY RULE - Bankruptcy Rule 9037 - Bankruptcy Rule 9037 requires that personal
identification information defined as individuals'
Social Security and taxpayer identification numbers,
names of minor children, financial account numbers,
and dates of birth, be redacted from documents filed
with the court. For details visit:
Please verify that your documents conform to this
Update on Electronic Notice in Lieu of Service by Conventional Means.
Post Judgment Interest Rates Now Available.
NEW 341 Meeting Docket posted on website under Calendar Events.
Effective January 1, 2005, PACER Fees increasing to $0.08 per page.
Training for Electronic Case Filing Now Available, Visit our ECF website.