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.

Updated November 11, 2022

Sexual harassment, discriminatory harassment, abusive behavior, and discrimination are prohibited in every Judiciary workplace. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is so severe or pervasive that a reasonable person would find it intimidating, hostile, or abusive and that unreasonably interferes...
Updated April 4, 2024

Proposed amendments to Bankruptcy Rules 3011, 8003, and 9006 --and a new Rule 9038--are scheduled to take effect on 12/1/23. The amended rules cover unclaimed funds, appeals, and computing and extending time. The new rule addresses declaring a “Bankruptcy Rules emergency” and provides...
Updated April 4, 2024

CM/ECF filers should be aware of the potential to inadvertently share restricted documents when using third-party services or software. Sharing your PACER account credentials with a third-party service provider or designating that provider as a secondary recipient of a Notice of Electronic Filing...
Updated April 4, 2024

Please follow the link to view the Zoom Procedure Change for Judge Kahn (05/01/2023).
Updated April 4, 2024

The court has officially adopted new local rules, effective today.  The court has also adopted a new standing order prospectively vacating certain standing orders in light of the new local rules and certain changes in practice and procedure in the district.
Updated April 4, 2024

Please note that on and after October 1, 2022, all new Chapter 13’s in the Durham Division and all new Chapter 13’s in the Greensboro Division (all counties) will be assigned to Trustee Troxler.  Pending cases in the Durham Division will also be transferred to Trustee Troxler.
Updated April 4, 2024

On June 21, 2022, President Biden signed the Bankruptcy Threshold Adjustment and Technical Corrections Act.  The act states that “[o]nly an individual with regular income that owes, on the date of the filing of the petition, noncontingent, liquidated debts of less than $2,750,000 . . ....
Updated April 4, 2024

On April 1, 2022, adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and one provision of Title 28 went into effect. The adjustments impacted:   the eligibility to file a case under chapters 12 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code; the definition of a...
Updated April 4, 2024

Expiration of Certain CAA Provisions Several provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) expired on December 27, 2021.  As a result, the following CM/ECF events have been disabled: Motion for Discharge Pursuant to Section 1328(i) Supplemental Proof of Claim...

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