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.