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.

Wed, 2020-03-25
The Bankruptcy Court has been notified by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's Office that the Senate will today pass an enhancement to the Small Business Reorganization Act which will raise the eligibility debt limit to $7.5 million (from current $2,725,...
Mon, 2020-03-23
Bankruptcy Judge Diane Finkle has entered General Order 20-005 temporarily suspending requirements for attorneys to obtain and retain original signatures from debtors for...
Mon, 2020-03-23
To better facilitate communications during this difficult period of social distancing and changes in court operations, we have developed a new Coronavirus web page on our...
Mon, 2020-03-23
Bankruptcy Judge Diane Finkle today has entered General Order 20-003 closing the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island, effective Wednesday, March 25,...
Mon, 2020-03-23
Bankruptcy Judge Diane Finkle has signed General Order 20-004 which allows the Clerk's Office to temporarily accept documents from self-represented parties beginning on...
Tue, 2020-03-17
Please see the attached General Order 20-002 re Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19, and copied below:   UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY...
Tue, 2020-03-17
The US Trustee for Region One has issued the attached Notice, which we print below as well: NOTICE FROM THE UNITED STATES TRUSTEE CONTINUING...
Wed, 2020-03-04
Survey to Consider Interest in a Student Loan Mediation Program The Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court is interested in the Bankruptcy Bar's opinion on whether a Student Loan Mediation Program would be helpful in our district.  Currently, two districts...
Tue, 2020-03-03
In light of the recent announcements from the Rhode Island Department of Health regarding the COVID-19/Coronavirus, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island would like to assure the public that we are following all recommended...
Tue, 2020-02-18
Pursuant to General Order 20-001, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island had adopted, as Interim Local Rules, the interim bankruptcy...

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