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.

New Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1

New Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1 effective on December 1, 2011, addresses certain claims in Chapter 13 cases. Several areas of CM/ECF were modified to comply with this change. Click here for details.

Additionally, the Bankruptcy menu option 'Postpetition Debt Notice' is no longer available as a way to file these notices. Click here for details.

The Model Chapter 13 Plan has been revised

The Model Chapter 13 Plan has been revised effective December 1, 2011 to comply with the new Bankruptcy Rules.

Increase in Most Court Fees to Take Effect on November 1, 2011.

Increase in Most Court Fees to Take Effect on November 1, 2011. Click here to view the revised fee list (listing court fees to be in effect as of 11/01/11).

Information regarding the SIPA Liquidation of MF Global Inc

Information regarding the SIPA Liquidation of MF Global Inc. can be found at http://dm.epiq11.com/MFG/Project/default.aspx. Information about MF Global Holdings Ltd. et al. can be found at http://www.mfglobalcaseinfo.com/.

CM/ECF version 4.2 changes

READ ALL ABOUT IT! CM/ECF version 4.2 Changes

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York will go live with the latest version of the CM/ECF software Release 4.1/4.2, effective November 14, 2011.

Please note that the new features described below are not available in the Mega server (the server used to file all documents in the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcy cases).

List of Changes:

Bankruptcy Court (SDNY) to Discontinue Transmitting Proof of Claim Forms Through Bankruptcy Noticing Center:

Bankruptcy Court (SDNY) to Discontinue Transmitting Proof of Claim Forms Through Bankruptcy Noticing Center: Pursuant to the direction of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (the "Administrative Office"), our Court will discontinue transmitting the Official Form B10, Proof of Claim, through the Bankruptcy Noticing Center ("BNC") as of October 1, 2011. Prior to that date, the Proof of Claim form was included as an attachment to certain notices such as the section 341(a) notice (i.e., the Notice of Case Commencement).

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, Criminal, and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, Criminal, and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.
The public comment period ends on February 15, 2012. The proposed amendments, Rules Committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and other information are posted on the Judiciary.s Federal Rulemaking website at

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has approved certain changes to the attorney admission fees

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has approved certain changes to the attorney admission fees, effective July 1, 2011: For admission of attorney to practice, including Certificate of Admission $200.00. For admission of an attorney pro hac vice $200.00.

Help design the Next Generation of CM/ECF

Help Design the Next Generation of CM/ECF. Individuals interested in participating can provide a suggestion or comment, fill out a short survey, or fill out an extended survey.

Revised Loss Mitigation procedures

Revised Loss Mitigation Procedures, Forms and Orders Effective December 30, 2010 have been posted to the website.

New uscourts.gov IP addresses

Due to configuration changes at the Administrative Office, e-mail notifications may not make it to their proper destinations. If you are not receiving email notifications please contact your Internet Service Provider and have them add the new uscourts.gov IP addresses to their e-mail white lists. (The AO Postmaster has already notified the larger ISPs, such as Hotmail and Yahoo.)

Public Law 111-327

Public Law 111-327 - H.R. 6198, known as The Bankruptcy Technical Corrections Act of 2010 was signed into law on December 22, 2010. For the text of the Act click here.

Legislation enacted to increase certain New York exemptions in bankruptcy

On December 23, 2010, New York State enacted legislation increasing certain New York State exemptions in bankruptcy and allowing alternative federal exemptions. For more info, click here.

General Order M-413 Re: Adoption of Modified Loss Mitigation Program Procedures effective December 30, 2010.

The following Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure ("FRBP") have been amended

The following Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure ("FRBP") have been amended as of December 1, 2010: FRBP 1007, 1014, 1015, 1018, 1019, 4001, 4004, 5009, 7001 and 9001. Also becoming effective on that date is a new rule: FRBP 5012.The following national forms have been amended as of December 1, 2010:

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York is now using Twitter

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York is now using Twitter as an addition to our website for broadcasting important information to the Bar and the public. Everyone is encouraged to "follow" our USBC-SDNY tweets by visiting www.twitter.com/usbcsdny on the internet or by signing up on Twitter to have them sent to your cell phone.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has appointed Sean H. Lane, as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has appointed Sean H. Lane, as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York, effective September 7, 2010.

General Order M-406 Re: Service of Chapter 13 Plan.

General Order M-404 Re: Repeal of Local Form for Reaffirmation Agreements and Adoption of Local Reaffirmation Guidelines (superseding General Order M-337).

Effective July 12, 2010, the Bankruptcy Noticing Center will not mail notices to a creditor if address is invalid

Effective July 12, 2010, the Bankruptcy Noticing Center will not mail notices to a creditor if address is invalid. Click here for more information.

General Order M-400 Re: Personal Electronic Devices; Members of the Media, possessing press credentials, may bring their personal electronic devices in the courthouse subject to the restrictions and obligations set forth in General Order m-396.

Judge Chapman assigned to Chapter 13 cases in Manhattan office

Effective June 28, 2010, Judge Shelley C. Chapman will preside over chapter 13 cases filed in Manhattan.

All documents in the Chrysler bankruptcy case

All documents in the Chrysler bankruptcy case should be filed and viewed on http://ecf.nysb-mega.uscourts.gov/.

The lead case is: Old Carco LLC (f/k/a Chrysler LLC), 09-50002; parties filing documents (e.g., notices of appearance) should do so in the lead case only.

Additional case and claims filing information can be found on the Chrysler page.

Public high speed wireless internet is now available at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Public high speed wireless internet is now available at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, One Bowling Green, New York, New York, and the Poughkeepsie division. For information and pricing, click here.

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