News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Recall of Connecticut Bankruptcy Judge Alan H.W. Shiff

The current term of office of Judge Alan H.W. Shiff, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Connecticut, is due to expire on March 19, 2015. The Judicial Council of the Second Circuit is considering recalling Judge Shiff to another two-year term of office and has determined that he appears to merit recall reappointment subject to public notice and opportunity for public comment.

ATTENTION: Pay.gov duplicate charges on 9/16

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, some filing fees paid through Pay.gov were inadvertently charged twice for a single transaction. Upon detection of the error, steps were immediately taken to correct and reverse these transactions. If you incurred an overdraft fee or any related charges due to this error, please contact the Pay.gov Customer Support line at 1-800-624-1373 to be reimbursed for those costs.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS PUBLISHED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT - AUGUST 2014

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The proposed amendments, Rules Committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and other information are posted on the judiciary’s website at http://www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/rules/proposed-amendments.aspx.

Notice of Fee Changes Effective June 1, 2014

 

The Judicial Conference of the United States recently approved several changes to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule (28 U.S.C. § 1930). The changes effective June 1, 2014 are:

Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy and Civil Procedure and Forms

The proposed amendments, Rules Committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and other information are posted on the Judiciary’s website. The public comment period ends February 15, 2014.

Amendments to Local Rules

The Amendments to the SDNY Local Bankruptcy Rules have been adopted and will be effective August 1, 2013. See general order 457

New Claims Transfer Fee to Take Effect May 1, 2013

All user accounts in the SDNY must be reviewed by the account holder and updated where appropriate prior to May 1, 2013.

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Court Closure

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. See General Order M-463.

General Order M-458

General Order M-458: Technical Amendment to Local Rule 4002-1(a) effective August 1, 2013

Claims Upload

On Wednesday, July 17, 2013, SDNY will implement the Claims Upload feature in CM/ECF for attorneys and limited access accounts. For important information regarding Claims Upload, please click on Claims Upload on the E-filing Instructions and Filing Information page.

General Order 451

The Loss Mitigation Program Procedures and Forms have been amended pursuant to General Order M-451 effective July 1, 2013 and may be found on our website under Forms.

Reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge Carla Craig

The current term of office of Bankruptcy Judge Carla Craig, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York is due to expire on February 27, 2014. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Craig to a new term of office and has determined that she appears to merit reappointment subject to public notice and opportunity for public comment.

CM/ECF 5.1

Our CM/ECF system has been upgraded to version 5.1. For information about the new features in version 5.1 please see this document.

Limited-Access ECF Registration

Employees of institutional creditors may obtain a limited-access account to file electronically proofs of claim on the Court's Electronic Case File (ECF) System.

Amended Guidelines for Professional Fees and Disbursements

Please be advised that  General Order 447 "Amended  Guidelines for Professional Fees and Disbursements for Professionals in Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Cases" will be effective February 5, 2013.

Changes to certain filing fees

CHANGES TO CERTAIN FILING FEES: Effective on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, the filing fee for commencing a case under chapter 9, 11 or 15 is increased to $1,213.00, and certain other fees have also been increased.

CM/ECF server for the Chrysler and General Motors

The CM/ECF server for the Chrysler and General Motors bankruptcy cases will be permanently unavailable as of 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Both cases are being moved to the main CM/ECF server, available on Monday, October 22, 2012, at 8:30 AM. Please see the important details. click here.

A new centralized return mail program

A new centralized return mail program has been implemented for processing the returned mail that, prior to this new system, had been sent back to the bankruptcy court for handling. Click here to learn more.

Information regarding the Residential Capital, LLC cases

Information regarding the Residential Capital, LLC cases (including GMAC Mortgage) may be found at www.kccllc.net/rescap.

A new phone system has been installed in the Bowling Green courthouse

A new phone system has been installed in the Bowling Green courthouse. Please be aware that all extensions have changed. The main line (212) 668-2870, as well as all chambers lines remain the same. To search by name (last name first) please call the main line and dial 1. If you have any difficulty in reaching your intended court employee you can dial 3 to reach our customer service desk.

There is a new number for VCIS 866-222-8029.

There is a new number for VCIS 866-222-8029. The old numbers will be unavailable after 5/18/2012. Click here for more information.

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