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.

Tue, 02/07/2017

Effective February 7, 2017 are two new standing orders:

Standing Order 2017-02 re Amendment to Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rule 5009-1

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Wed, 12/14/2016
James M. Lynch, Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts has announced his retirement. The Press Release may be viewed here:
Clerk of Court,...
Tue, 11/29/2016

The United States Supreme Court submitted ten rule changes and one new rule to Congress April 28, 2016.  The effective date of these rules is December 1, 2016.

  • International Bankruptcy Cases.  Rule 1010(a)...
Mon, 08/01/2016

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts has adopted new and amended Local Rules. These rules supersede any prior local rules and are effective August 1, 2016.

The new rules in their entirety and a redline...

Mon, 07/25/2016

During the interim period before a new judge takes the bench in Springfield, pending and future cases that would ordinarily be assigned to the Springfield judge will be assigned to one of our other judges.

In order to distinguish the...

Thu, 05/19/2016

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is pleased to call for nominations for its fourth annual Pro Bono Recognition Awards. These awards recognize the pro bono contributions by individual lawyers, law firms,...

Fri, 04/01/2016

Various dollar amounts in the bankruptcy code and related statutes adjust for inflation on April 1st of every third year and this is one of those years. Below is link to information from the Administrative Office with a list of changes.

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Fri, 03/04/2016

Effective March 4, 2016 are two new standing orders:

Standing Order 2016-05 re Amendment to Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rule 9018-1 Impoundment of Papers

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Wed, 03/02/2016

Effective March 2, 2016 is the new standing order:

Standing Order 2016-04 amends Appendix 1 of the Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rules and adds new Rule 13-16-3.

Thu, 02/04/2016

Effective February 4, 2016 is the new standing order:

Standing Order 2016-03 In light of the amendment to Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m) reducing the period for effecting...

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