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  • March 15, 2021 9:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Friday, March 12, 2021 

    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 

    FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE 

    Please be advised that pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules has approved a new Director’s Form 4100S (Supplemental Proof of Claim for CARES Forbearance Claim) which is available on the Court’s website. 

    Director’s Form 4100S addresses Section 1001(d) of Title X of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) (Pub. L. 116-260) which creates a new section 501(f) of the Bankruptcy Code.  This new section permits an “eligible creditor” to file a supplemental proof of claim for a CARES Act forbearance in a Chapter 13 case.  As you are aware, the CARES Act included a provision that allows borrowers experiencing a financial hardship directly or indirectly due to the COVID-19 pandemic to request a forbearance on their mortgages.  This new Supplemental Proof of Claim addressing the referenced forbearance can be filed even if the claims bar date has passed.  The revisions to sections 501, 502, and 1329 of the Bankruptcy Code will sunset one year from the date the CAA was enacted, or December 27, 2021.  Thus, new Form 4100S will also be retired after that date.

    To assist with implementing this new Director’s form, a new CM/ECF event has been created.  The event “Supplemental Proof of Claim for CARES Forbearance Claim” will be available in the Claims Action category.  The functions of this event will be similar to the filing of a Rule 3002.1 claim supplement.  The event will not assign a document number, rather, it will assign “doc” and it will be available on both the Docket Report and the Claims Register (History section of the related claim).  The filer will be prompted to relate the Supplemental Proof of Claim for CARES Forbearance Claim to an existing claim from the claims register, and a Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) will be generated upon completion of the filing.  This “doc” will always display on the Docket Sheet; even if the user unchecks the option to include Rule 3002.1 Claim Supplements.

    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

     


  • March 03, 2021 1:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FROM THE DE JUDICIARY: 

    CHIEF JUSTICE EXTENDS JUDICIAL EMERGENCY TO APRIL 3RD...CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE. 


  • February 25, 2021 10:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In response to recent widespread breaches of both private sector and government computer systems, federal courts are implementing new procedures to protect highly sensitive sealed documents (HSDs) filed with the courts. The Court has issued a standing order, dated February 23, 2021, detailing the court's policies and procedures for designating, filing, and maintaining highly sensitive documents.

    Click the link to see the complete order:  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.ca3.uscourts.gov_sites_ca3_files_HSD-2520Order-2520Final-2520022321.pdf&d=DwICaQ&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=VjSP-zCVpLyvHor3GLqHOlrirCuv_rOfiaxVmaXzJyw&m=n3QcRnylQPmnv-fxDYSYBa8ss7eOdTLBZBlxbCkGLx0&s=wHDHgybq1BCxDVheFAQFRgDkbI1q196zOu2RmxspYFM&e=


  • February 18, 2021 2:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to inclement weather conditions, the Delaware State Courts in New Castle County will be closed on Thursday, 2/18/21. Justice of the Peace Court 11 (New Castle County) will remain open.

  • February 18, 2021 2:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FROM DE BANKRUPTCY COURT: 

    The Intake counter and on premises operations will be closed on Thursday, February 18th, due to inclement weather.  All other court business will continue virtually.

    FROM DE DISTRICT COURT: 

     Due to the inclement weather, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware will be closed on Thursday, February 18, 2021


  • February 12, 2021 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FROM DE BANKRUPTCY COURT: 

    CLICK HERE FOR JUDGE DORSEY'S REVISED CHAMBERS PROCEDURES


  • February 05, 2021 2:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to the upcoming upgrade to NextGen, CM/ECF will be unavailable from Friday, Feb 12th at 7AM EST – Tuesday, Feb 16th at 8AM EST


  • February 03, 2021 10:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FROM DE BANKRUPTCY COURT:  REVISED LOCAL RULES EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1ST

     CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD; CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REDLINE VERSION


  • February 02, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE DELAWARE BANKRUPTCY COURT & DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TODAY.  


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