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Archive News & Announcements: 2015

November 24, 2015
Click here for local rule changes effective 12/1/15.  Click here for local form changes effective 12/1/15.  The new forms may be used immediately and must be used by December 1.
November 5, 2015
Starting on January 1, 2016, Bend chapter 7 and chapter 13 creditor meetings will be held at the Bend Juvenile Justice Building, 63360 Britta St #1, Bend, Oregon 97701.
October 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. The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys issued a warning that “Under no circumstances would a bankruptcy attorney or staff member telephone a client and ask for a wire transfer immediately to satisfy a debt. Nor would the bankruptcy attorney and staff ever threaten arrest if a...
October 1, 2015
Proposed changes to the Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) and Local Bankruptcy Forms (LBFs) have been posted for review.  If adopted, these rule and form changes will be effective December 1, 2015. Comments on the proposed changes are invited and must be submitted by October 30, 2015.  Click here to submit comments.
September 30, 2015
Judge Trish M. Brown has been designated Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon effective October 1, 2015 for a five-year term.  Per 28 U.S.C §154(b), the chief judge of the bankruptcy court shall ensure that the rules of the bankruptcy court and of the district court are observed and that the business of the bankruptcy court is handled effectively and expeditiously.
September 27, 2015
The Court successfully implemented NextGen CM/ECF.  Click here for instructions on linking your upgraded PACER account to your CM/ECF account so you can electronically file.  Click here and select "NextGen Questions/Issues" or call the Court to report any issues you are having or to obtain help with NextGen account activation.  Click here and...
September 14, 2015
Click here for an updated version of NextGen Frequently Asked Questions.  Click here for instructions for joining a web and telephone training session on Tuesday, September 22 at 8 a.m.
September 14, 2015
The Court's CM/ECF and PACER systems, Voice Case Information System (VCIS), and website calendars will be unavailable from Friday, September 25 at 5 p.m. through Sunday, September 27 so the Court may install the first release of NextGen CM/ECF software.  As a reminder, after the Court completes its upgrade, all ECF users must link their upgraded PACER account to their CM/ECF accounts before they can electronically file with the Court. ...
August 6, 2015
The Court will go live on NextGen CM/ECF on Monday, September 28, 2015.  CM/ECF users will need to complete preparatory steps prior to September 28 and an additional step after the Court goes live.  For further information, including training opportunities and instructions, click here.
June 17, 2015
Due to the closure of the Bend National Guard Armory, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 creditor meetings will be held at the following location until further notice:  Hilton Garden Inn Bend, 425 SW Bluff Drive, Bend 97702.  Chapter 13 confirmation hearings will be held via telephone.  The Court is exploring locations for evidentiary hearings. 
June 1, 2015
Updated means testing information applicable to petitions filed on or after May 15, 2015 is available at http://www.justice.gov/ust/means-testing
June 1, 2015
LBF 1351E, Order Directing Employer to Pay Wages (Markel), has been updated to reflect the new payment address for Eugene Chapter 13 trustee Naliko Markel.  As a reminder, the new payment address effective 6/1/15 is: Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee, PO Box 613199, Memphis, TN 38101-3199. LBF B254, B255, B256, and B257 are new fillable versions of the official subpoena forms for Rule 2004 examinations, to appear and testify at a hearing or trial, to testify at a deposition, and to produce...
April 30, 2015
Click here to view recently modified local forms.  They may be used immediately.
March 20, 2015
Visit the U.S. Trustee Program Website for the new figures applicable to bankruptcy petitions filed on or after April 1, 2015. On April 29, 2015, the same website will make available the IRS Bankruptcy Allowable Living Expenses and the Chapter 13 Administrative Expense Multipliers.  The new figures will apply to bankruptcy petitions filed on or after May 15, 2015.
January 28, 2015
The Local Bankruptcy Rules have been modified to correct references to LBR 9021-1.  LBF 763, objection to claim, has been modified in Paragraph 2 to provide more space to set forth "other" grounds for objection.  The Court will continue to accept the previous version of the form.  Both versions are dated 12/1/14.
January 15, 2015
A number of rule and form amendments, including many proposed changes to bankruptcy rules and forms, have been published for public comment.  Written comments are due by February 17, 2015.  The proposed changes are found at http://www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/rules/proposed-amendments.aspx.
January 11, 2015
Peter C. McKittrick assumes the office of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in Portland, Oregon on  Monday, January 12.  In anticipation of this change, a number of cases have been transferred from Judge Elizabeth L. Perris to Judge McKittrick, Judge Brown, and Judge Dunn.  Judge Perris has also retained some cases.  Please check the case docket for any case formerly assigned to Judge Perris to determine the current presiding judge. The following Local Bankruptcy Forms (LBF's) have been updated to add...