News & Announcements: January, 2016

12/06/2016

The Court will host a series of bench bar meetings in January, 2017.  Each meeting will include an overview of the December 2016 local and national rule and form changes and feature a panel discussion on Chapter 7 issues. The chapter 7 panel will...

11/21/2016

Amendments to Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and Local Forms

The Court has adopted amendments to the Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure for the Western District of Washington, as well as amendments to Local Bankruptcy Forms,...

10/31/2016

The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington has announced an increase in attorney admission fees, effective December 1, 2016. The one-time fee for admission to practice in the Western District of Washington will...

10/26/2016

The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved inflationary adjustments to federal court miscellaneous fee schedules. The following bankruptcy fee increases will become effective December 1, 2016:

Amendments - $31

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09/12/2016

Effective immediately, the fee for a nonresident attorney to participate pro hac vice in a bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding is increased to $226.00, per order of the United States District Court,  Western District of Washington....

09/08/2016

The Local Rules Committee of the Western District of Washington announces proposed amendments to the Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. The proposed amended rules, a related proposed local form, and proposed amendments to two existing local...

08/12/2016

The Judicial Conference has proposed amendments to several rules and forms, including amendments to Bankruptcy Rules 3002.1, 5005, 8002, 8006, 8011, 8013, 8015, 8016, 8017, and new Rule 8018.1, 8022, 8023 and additional new Official Forms.  The...

08/11/2016

Please note that Judge Barreca has added to his chambers procedures new requirements that are to be followed for submission of discovery disputes to him.

08/09/2016

Repeat filer information is now included on the case docket. An automated repeat filer entry is docketed in every case where a debtor has a prior bankruptcy case history, in this district and others, and includes prior case numbers and case...

07/18/2016

Effective immediately, attorneys with a CM/ECF account in this district may sign up to receive courtesy notification of the electronic filing of documents.  By docketing a request for Courtesy Notification of Electronic Filing (NEF) to a case,...

07/11/2016

The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure has approved publication of proposed amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 3015 and proposed new Rule 3015.1.  The period for public comment ends October 3, 2016.

04/05/2016

NW Territorial Mint LLC filed a chapter 11 case on April 1, 2016, in the Western District of Washington. and was assigned case number 16-11767.  The following information is provided to assist claimants and others interested in the case.

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03/22/2016

Effective April 1, 2016, dollar amounts stated in various provisions of Title 11 and Title 28 of the U.S. Code will adjust to keep pace with the Consumer Price Index, as required by statute.  Seven of the Official Bankruptcy Forms and three of...

03/21/2016

Effective March 29, 2016, ECF participants will be able to electronically file an application for a writ and receive the issued writ through ECF.

See Obtaining a Writ of Garnishment.

 

03/09/2016

After more than 20 years of dedicated service as a bankruptcy judge in this district, the Honorable Paul B. Snyder today announced his intent to retire effective December 31, 2016.
 

03/07/2016

Counsel who need to file 25 or more withdrawal and substitution notices - or change of address notices -  may use a generic case caption (such as "All Pending Cases/All Pending Case Numbers") and must docket the notice to all pending cases.  A...

01/04/2016

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has issued his 2015 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary (pdf), focusing on amendments made to the Federal Rules of Civil...