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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.

Tue, 01/05/2016

The United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina announce that the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has appointed Joseph N. Callaway as the new United States...

Fri, 12/04/2015

Please find an Administrative Order In Re: Compensation of Professionals signed by the judges and filed today.  The order adopts amendments to Local Rule 2016-1 and the corresponding section of the Administrative Guide to Practice and Procedure...

Fri, 11/20/2015

Due to the implementation of the revised Official Bankruptcy Forms and Director's Forms effective on December 1, 2015, CM/ECF will be unavailable for filings starting on Monday, November 30 at 5:00 pm. The CM/ECF system will be available as soon...

Tue, 11/17/2015

An Administrative Order has been entered on November 16, 2015 increasing the administrative fee for chapter 13 trustees in cases dismissed prior to confirmation from $125.00 to $375.00.

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Mon, 11/09/2015

Official Bankruptcy Forms

Most of the Official Bankruptcy Forms and the Director's Forms are being significantly revised.  Please visit the following link to become familiar with all the forms changes that will be effective on December...

Mon, 11/02/2015

An order was entered on November 2, 2015 regarding office closures during the 2015 holiday observances.

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Fri, 10/30/2015

Under 11 U.S.C. § 362(c)(3)(B) and § 362(c)(4)(B), the automatic stay may be continued or imposed for debtors filing a case with 1 or more previously dismissed cases pending during the preceding year.  Local Bankruptcy Rule 4001-1 allows for the...

Wed, 10/21/2015

Phone scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers in several states, using personal information from filings and posing as attorneys to get intended victims to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt. 

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Fri, 09/25/2015

The Bankruptcy Administrator's office is implementing new Chapter 11 monthly report and post-confirmation report forms; please read the attached memo from Marjorie Lynch for more information.

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Fri, 08/14/2015

A notice of rule amendments has been posted by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals with comments requested by September 25, 2015.

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