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Recent Announcements and Court Updates:

  • GPO 2015-3 - 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.
    Posted on 3/18/2015 Under: [Recent Rules, Forms, Guidelines and General Procedure Orders]

  • GPO 2015-2 - In the Matter of Addressing Appellate Rule Changes Pending Local Rule Revision. - Until this is resolved by revised local rules, this is a solution to address the significant changes in the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure regarding appeals.
    Posted on 3/18/2015 Under: [Recent Rules, Forms, Guidelines and General Procedure Orders]

  • Amended GPO 2014-4(b) - Amended General Procedure Order Number 2014-4(b) which incorporates the original General Procedure Order 2014-4(b): In the Matter of Fee Waiver Requests and the Additional Delegation to the Clerk of Court, however, the amended version incorporates a revised exhibit attached to provide more meaningful information along with the fee waiver application form.
    Posted on 3/18/2015 Under: [Recent Rules, Forms, Guidelines and General Procedure Orders]

  • 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.
    Posted on 3/9/2015 Under: [Public Announcements][Recent Rules, Forms, Guidelines and General Procedure Orders]

  • GPO 2015-1 - In the Matter of Staying Dismissal of Certain 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.)
    Posted on 1/27/2015 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • Employment Opportunities - The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado has an opening for a Chief Deputy Clerk (Type II). For more information and to apply, please see the announcement here.
    Posted on 1/26/2015 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • Notice of Bankruptcy Judge Vacancy for the District of Utah. - The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit seeks applications for a bankruptcy judgeship in the District of Utah. Bankruptcy judges are appointed to 14-year terms pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §152. The position is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and will be available September 4, 2015. The current annual salary is $185,012. For more information, please visit http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/hr/jobs/bankruptcy-judge-district-utah.
    Posted on 1/20/2015 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • Judge Elizabeth E. Brown Reappointment - Judge Elizabeth E. Brown has been reappointed to a second fourteen-year term, which will begin on April 16, 2015. She will also be inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy in March. Congratulations, Judge Brown!
    Posted on 1/14/2015 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • Judge Tallman Confirmation Hearings - Judge Tallman will be conducting chapter 13 confirmation hearings on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. commencing March 4, 2015.
    Posted on 1/7/2015 Under: [Chamber's Announcements]

  • Bench/Bar Meetings 2015 - Brown bag lunches for practicing attorneys and the Bankruptcy Court Judges will be held at noon March 4, room 183; June 3, room 183; September 2, room 183 and December 2, room 183. Come share your ideas, suggestions, questions, issues and concerns on case management, court procedures, and general practice matters.
    Posted on 1/5/2015 Under: [Public Announcements]

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    Recent Opinions of Interest:

    Opinions Selected for Publication:
  • In re Scrubs Car Wash, Inc., No. 12-31204 ABC, slip op. (Bankr.D.Colo. March 20, 2015) (oral ruling given on February 13, 2014; judgment entered on February 18, 2014). 11 U.S.C. §§ 1111(b)(2) and 1129(b)(2)(A)(i). Posted: 3/23/2015 10:01:22 AM
  • Sender v. Golden (In re Golden); Case No. 14-1523 HRT; Order entered March 16, 2015 (11 U.S.C. §§ 549(a) & 1327(b)). Posted: 3/17/2015 2:07:11 PM
  • In re Western Capital Partners LLC, Case No. 13-15760 MER; Order entered January 28, 2015 (Post-Confirmation Modification of Chapter 11 Plan and Substantial Consummation) Posted: 2/13/2015 8:46:25 AM
  • In re SRKO Family Limited Partnership, Case No. 10-13186-SBB Posted: 1/12/2015 7:42:15 AM
  • In re: Steinke; Case No. 14-18283 HRT; Order entered December 23, 2014 (11 U.S.C. § 522(f)). Posted: 12/24/2014 7:24:05 AM
  • Rocky Mountain High LLC v. Lofstedt, et al., Adversary Proceeding No. 13-1025 ABC, October 16, 2014 11 U.S.C. §§ 544(a)(3); C.R.S. §§ 38-35-122, 38-35-108, and 38-22-101, et seq. Posted: 10/23/2014 7:32:39 AM
  • In re SYMKA, Inc.; Case No. 11-32598 HRT; Order entered October 17, 2014 (Fed. R. Civ. P. 7; orders to show cause). Posted: 10/21/2014 9:58:40 AM
  • In re Arenas; Case No. 14-11406 HRT; Order entered August 28, 2014, (The Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq. & 11 U.S.C. §§ 706(a) & (d); 707(a); 1307(c); 1325(a)(3)). Posted: 10/21/2014 9:56:33 AM
  • In re: Flanders v. Lawrence, et al., Adv. Pro. No. 13-1456 ABC. 11 U.S.C. §§ 524(a)(1) and 362; Rooker-Feldman; issue preclusion. Posted: 10/9/2014 4:11:10 PM
  • Opinions Not Selected for Publication:

  • In re Smart, Case No. 14-14147 ABC, Docket #66 (Bankr.D.Colo. January 27, 2015) 11 U.S.C. §1325(a)(5)(C); surrender of real property and post-petition homeowner association assessments. Posted: 3/19/2015 8:38:43 AM
  • Anstine v. Barclays Bank Delaware (In re Strauss), Case No. 12-01801- HRT; Order entered March 16, 2015 (Avoidance of Transfer under 11 U.S.C. §§ 547 and 548). Posted: 3/17/2015 2:11:57 PM
  • Wallis v. I.R.S.; Case No. 14-1426 HRT; Order entered November 6, 2014 (11 U.S.C. § 1328(a); 26 U.S.C. § 7433; Rule 12(b)(6)). Posted: 12/24/2014 3:42:01 PM
  • In re: Michael J. Mikelson, Bankruptcy Case No. 13-21830ABC. Posted: 10/3/2014 7:14:14 AM
  • In re: Stanley Robert Ostrander and Nancy Ostrander, Bankruptcy Case No. 14-17534ABC. Posted: 10/3/2014 7:11:56 AM