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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]

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    Recent Opinions of Interest:

    Opinions Selected for Publication:
  • Summary for Publication: In re Edward J. Romero, Bankr. Case No. 15-11254-TBM (Chapter 7)(Applicability of Colorado's homestead exemption.) Posted: 6/26/2015 7:35:21 AM
  • Ogden v. PNC Bank, N.A., Adversary Proceeding No. 13-01054 EEB Posted: 6/24/2015 8:26:35 AM
  • In re Gonzales; Case No. 09-27194 HRT; Order entered June 9, 2015 (11 U.S.C. § 1328(a); FED. R. BANKR. P. 3002.1). Posted: 6/11/2015 7:13:35 AM
  • Wellness International Network, LTD., ET AL. v. SHARIF (United States Supreme Court) Posted: 6/1/2015 8:29:46 AM
  • 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
  • Opinions Not Selected for Publication:

  • In re Salvatore Trobiano, Jr., and Michelle Lee Trobiano, Bankr. Case No. 14-24635 (Bankr. D. Colo. Jun. 23, 2015)(Whether, as a condition of confirmation of their Chapter 13 plan, Debtors, one of whom is currently unemployed but who might obtain a job during the plan, are required pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 1325(b)(1)(B) and Hamilton v. Lanning, 560 U.S. 505 (2010), to commit in their plan to turnover to the Chapter 13 Trustee annually one-third of their gross income in excess of their current gross annual income.) Posted: 6/24/2015 8:22:08 AM
  • In re Karen Lynne Tollefson, No.13-24681 TBM (Bankr. D. Colo. May 13, 2015) (Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7026, 7034 and 9014; discovery of opposing party's attorney's billing records in contested fee application litigation). Posted: 6/24/2015 8:13:12 AM
  • In re Samuel Jesse Christian Morreale, No. 13-27310 TBM (Bankr. D. Colo. May 28, 2015) (Chapter 7 debtor's standing to challenge the Chapter 7 trustee's administration of the case). Posted: 6/24/2015 8:07:34 AM
  • 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