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.

Thu, 12/20/2012

Reminder: Recent Administrative Order 12-002 regarding service requires the use of the most recent MAILING LABELS BY CASE matrix which is generated from ECF (Utilities>Mailings...

Wed, 12/19/2012

The Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island invites public comment through January 18, 2013 on proposed local rule amendments.
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Wed, 12/19/2012

The Court has observed inadequate service on financial institutions, namely banks and/or their servicing agents. The service issue arises most frequently with respect to motions, including those embedded in a Chapter 13 plan, to modify or strip...

Wed, 12/05/2012

Congress has taken no action on the amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy and Criminal Procedure approved by the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012, and transmitted to Congress on April 24, 2012. Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §...

Tue, 11/27/2012

You are invited to attend a public discussion with our new Bankruptcy Judge Diane Finkle. We want to hear your comments, suggestions, and input about the Bankruptcy Court’s processes and procedures! Click...

Mon, 11/26/2012

On November 26, 2012, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court signed General Order 12-003: "General Order Amending LBR 4003-2 to Specify Content and...

Wed, 11/14/2012

On November 14, 2012, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court signed General Order 12-002: "General Order Amending LBR 9013-3(b) to Improve Service of Process on Creditors and Parties in...

Wed, 11/14/2012

On November 14, 2012, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court signed General Order 12-002: "General Order Amending LBR 9013(b) to Improve Service of Process on Creditors...

Fri, 11/02/2012

The Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2012 (Pub.L. No. 112-121) was signed into law by the President on May 25, 2012. This law includes a provision that increases the fee for filing a bankruptcy case under chapter 11 of the...

Fri, 10/12/2012

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 1, 2012

BANKRUPTCY PRACTITIONERS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: Effective November 1, 2012, the Court's motion calendar schedule will change.
All Motions will be scheduled for hearing on WEDNESDAYS as follows:

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