Entry of Two Standing Orders - Rule Amendment and Registry Fund Deposit Procedure

On November 30, 2010, the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Iowa entered two Standing Orders.  The first, Standing Order No. 10-03, amends Exhibit 1 to Standing Order No. 08-07, to bring Interim Rule 1007-I in line with the December 1, 2010 Federal Bankruptcy Rule Amendments.  The second, Standing Order No.

Reminder - Rule Amendments Effective December 1, 2010

In this letter to the bankruptcy community, the Clerk provides a reminder of the bankruptcy rule and form amendments that take effect on December 1, 2010.  The clerk provides a summary overview of the amendments and link access to the amendments in their entirety.

Streamlining/Clarification of Process - Motions to Dismiss

In an effort to alleviate confusion and standardize the dismissal process for bankruptcy cases in the Northern District, the Clerk's Office has consolidated six different "Motion to Dismiss" CM/ECF events into a single docket event/entry.  The new "Dismiss Case/Debtor(s)" event, found under the Motions menu,  is intended for use in dismissal actions related to: (1)  Abuse; (2)  Failure to Make Plan Payments; (3) Failure to File Documents under 521(i)(1); (4) Failure to Provide Tax Return Documentation under 521(e); (5) Failure to File Taxes; and (6) For Other Reasons.

Next Generation of CM/ECF - Survey Assistance Requested

In this letter to the bankruptcy community, the Clerk requests the assistance and input from the Iowa Northern bankruptcy community in identifying requirements of the Next Generation CM/ECF system.  Access is provided to a survey that will provide information to assist in the programming/development of the new system. 

Changes to Creditor Mailing Practice

In this letter to the bankruptcy community, the Clerk provides notification of changes to creditor mailing practices that, effective July 12, 2010,  will result in the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) no longer mailing notices to a creditor, if the address is incorrect.

Case Assignment Changes within the Northern District

In this letter to the bankruptcy community, the Clerk provides notification of changes to case assignment within the Northern District and highlights the difference between "presiding judge" and "hearing judge," brought about by the March 29, 2010 appointment of the Honorable Thad J. Collins as Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Iowa.

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