Text Only Docket Orders

The Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure for the Western District of Washington authorize the Court and the clerk’s office to issue text only docket orders.  A text only order is an order that is entered directly onto the electronic case docket without an attached document.  A text only order is as official and binding as if the bankruptcy judge or clerk of court had signed a document containing the text.  See Local Rules W.D. Wash. Bankr. 5003-1(b) and 9021-1(e).  Listed below are some of the most commonly used text orders:

  • Order on Chapter 13 Trustee’s Motion to Dismiss for Failure to File Schedules:

    Ex Parte ORDER Dismissing Case for Inadequate Filing. This matter comes before the Court on the Chapter 13 Trustee's Ex Parte Application for Order Dismissing Case for Failure to File Schedules, Statements, Lists, or Plan. The debtor(s) having received notice of dismissal for failure to timely file required schedules, statements, lists and/or plan, this case is dismissed pursuant to Local Bankruptcy Rule 1017-1(c) and Fed. R. Bankr. P. 3015(b) for the debtor(s)'s failure to timely file schedules, statements, lists and/or chapter 13 plan.

    Hereby ordered by Judge ______________________.

  • Order on Chapter 13 Trustee’s Motion to Dismiss Case for Failure to Appear:

    Ex Parte ORDER Dismissing Case for Failure to Appear at Meeting of Creditors. This matter comes before the Court on the Chapter 13 Trustee's Ex Parte Application for Order Dismissing Case for Failure to Appear and Submit to Examination at Meeting of Creditors. The debtor(s) having received notice of dismissal for failure to appear at the meeting of creditors, this case is dismissed pursuant to Local Bankruptcy Rule 1017-1(d) for the debtor(s)'s failure to attend the Sec. 341 meeting of creditors.

    Hereby ordered by Judge ________________.

  • Order on U.S. Trustee’s Motion to Dismiss Case for Failure to Appear:

    Ex Parte ORDER Dismissing Case for Failure to Appear at Meeting of Creditors. This matter comes before the Court on the United States Trustee's Ex Parte Application for Order Dismissing Case for Failure to Appear and Submit to Examination at Meeting of Creditors. The debtor(s) having received notice of dismissal for failure to appear at the meeting of creditors, this case is dismissed pursuant to Local Bankruptcy Rule 1017-1(d) for the debtor(s)'s failure to attend the Sec. 341 meeting of creditors.

    Hereby ordered by Judge _______________.

  • Order Confirming Chapter 13 Plan:

    The debtor(s) chapter 13 plan (Related document (reference to docket entry of the plan)) has been recommended for confirmation by the Chapter 13 Trustee, satisfies the requirements of 11 U.S.C. section 1325, and is hereby confirmed according to the terms and conditions set forth therein. It is further ordered that:

    (1) the debtors shall incur no additional debt except after obtaining prior Trustee permission pursuant to LBR 3015-2 or prior Court permission;
    (2) the debtors shall promptly notify the Trustee if their projected gross annual income increases by more than 10% above the gross amount disclosed in the most recently filed Schedule I;
    (3) the debtors shall promptly comply with the Trustee's requests for financial information;
    (4) the debtors shall timely file required tax returns during the life of the plan;
    (5) the Trustee shall charge the percentage fee as periodically set pursuant to 28 U.S.C. section 586(e);
    (6) nothing in this order or the confirmed plan shall restrict the Trustee from recovering on claims on avoidance actions or otherwise, including claims pursuant to 11 U.S.C. sections 544, 547, 548, 550 and/or 551 and the estate retains the right and standing to pursue all claims under the previously enumerated sections; and
    (7) all property of the debtors and the estate shall remain under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court.

    Hereby ordered by Judge _____________________.