Welcome to the home page of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. We offer this service as part of our continuing effort to provide you with easy access to information related to the Court. Your comments are welcomed and may be sent to us by e-mail at: Colorado Bankruptcy Court. However, substantive documents tendered for filing in the official records of the Court must be submitted in writing in accordance with the established rules of procedure. The Court does not accept motions, applications, pleadings, claims, statements nor other documents via e-mail or facsimile; filing documents needed by the Court with a case trustee does not mean that they are filed with the Court.

Important Notices:

Recent Announcements and Court Updates:

  • Judicial Vacancy Announcement. - In anticipation of the vacancy of the judicial position held by the Honorable Sidney B. Brooks, who will retire January 3, 2016, the Tenth Circuit has posted the judicial application form and vacancy announcement. Please visit the 10th Circuit webpage at http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/hr/jobs/bankruptcy-judge-district-colorado-0. for more details. Applications are due by May 22, 2015 and the position commences January 4, 2016.
    Posted on 4/1/2015 Under: [Public Announcements]

  • 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]

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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
  • Opinions Not Selected for Publication:

  • Horizon Women's Care Professional LLC v. Judy Baack, Case No. 14-01074- HRT; Order entered April 17, 2015 (collateral estoppel, judicial estoppel, Rooker- Feldman doctrine). Posted: 5/7/2015 8:07:24 AM
  • 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