Rule Changes Effective
In compliance with the amended Federal
Rules of Bankruptcy Procedures which took effect on December 1,
2017, and specifically BR 3015 and the new 3015.1,
the Bankruptcy Court for the Western
District of Kentucky has elected to adopt the official
bankruptcy form for the
Chapter 13 Plan. For Chapter 13 cases filed on or after December 1,
Official Form 113
will be required for the plan to be confirmed. Practitioners
should also note that the Court intends to review the new plan
in approximately six months from implementation to see what, if
any, changes should be made to facilitate Chapter 13 bankruptcy
practice in the Western District of Kentucky.
Any objection to claim or motion to disallow claim
must be accompanied by a separate notice for objections that
substantially conforms to
Local Form Z / Official Bankruptcy Form 420B. Both the
motion / objection and the notice for objections shall be served
on the claimant in accordance with Fed.R.Bank.P. 3007(a)(2) and
filed with the Court. The correct date for objections to be
inserted in the notice by the filer is thirty (30) days from the
date the pleading is filed with the Court; date must be
reflected in the notice as a date certain. This requirement has
been added to the Clerk's Office Administrative Manual as
Proofs of Claims will now be due 70 days after a case
is filed in Chapters 12 and 13 cases as opposed to the
previous deadline of 90 days from first date set for 341
meeting. While Chapter 7s are included in the Rule change,
Chapter 7 cases are generally opened as no-asset until a later
determination. The subsequent notice to file claims retains the
90 day deadline as Fed.R.Bank.P. 3002(c)(5) did not change.
To review a summary list and description
of all form and rules changes,
click here. For
more comprehensive information on the rule changes,
Certified Copy Requests
Attorney filers now have the ability to request and pay
for certified copy requests via CM/ECF. The new event is
located under the Miscellaneous category and is titled Certified
Copy Request. Certified copies will be mailed by the Clerk's office
the following business day.
Inclement Weather Policy
includes general information regarding inclement weather and its
potential effects on business hours and staffing. For specific
information on a day with inclement weather, call the Clerk's
Office Main Line at 502-627-5700.
Electronic Evidence Presentation
Effective July 1, 2015:
All evidentiary hearings/trials scheduled before the Honorable
Joan A. Lloyd will require the use of the Electronic
Presentation System in Courtroom 1 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Counsel will be responsible for providing their own laptop which
must have a HDMI or VGA output. Counsel shall 14 days prior to
the scheduled evidentiary hearing /trial notify the Court of the
need for evidence presentation equipment and schedule with the
Court training and familiarization with the evidence
presentation system. Parties should contact Courtroom Services
at (502) 627-5600 to schedule training. For a complete
Guide and FAQs,
Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN)
is a free email delivery
service of notices/orders for debtor(s).
Click here for more
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for Court Hearings
Anyone attending a Bankruptcy Court hearing must dress
appropriately in business type clothing that is modest and
professional. No halter tops, no soiled work clothing, no
mini-skirts, no spandex, no athletic wear, no hats, etc. will be
NOTE: The Bankruptcy
Court reserves the right to continue any hearing if it finds
that anyone in attendance is not attired properly.
States Bankruptcy Court provides wireless access to the internet in all of its courtrooms
and associated conference rooms in the Louisville Division.
Required in Courthouses
be advised that all persons
entering the Gene Snyder Courthouse in Louisville, as well as
the Federal Courthouses in Bowling Green, Paducah, and Owensboro,
will be required to present photo identification.
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