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New and Increased Miscellaneous Bankruptcy Fees Effective December 1, 2014

Release Date: 
November 19, 2014

At its September 2014 session, the Judicial Conference approved several changes to the bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedule, effective December 1, 2014.

  • An increase of $50 to the fee assessed under Item 14 of the schedule (from $157 to $207) when a direct bankruptcy appeal is accepted by a court of appeals.  This adjustment brings parity to the fees for appealing a bankruptcy court order in a court of appeals.
  • A new $25 fee (Item 21) to file a motion to make redactions to previously filed records in a bankruptcy case.  The fee is intended to be charged for each affected case, but courts may waive the fee under appropriate circumstances.
  • The Conference also endorsed a new exception to the reopening fee for a closed bankruptcy case (Item 11) to clarify that the reopening fee does not apply if redaction is the only purpose for reopening the case.


View New Miscellaneous Fee Schedule (redline version)

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