Standing Orders 2015-08, 09, 10, 11

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Effective December 16, 2015 are four new standing orders:

Standing Order 2015-08 - Effective January 1, 2016, pending final adoption, Local Rule 3017-2 Filing of Plan and Disclosure Statement in Small Business Chapter 11 Reorganization Cases is deemed amended on an interim basis and Official Local Form 15 is rescinded and replaced with Official Local Forms 15-1, 15-2 and 15-3, which may be altered by counsel and used as appropriate to the circumstances.

Standing Order 2015-09 – Effective immediately Standing Order 2014-03 is rescinded. Pending final adoption, Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rule 9029-3 is deemed amended on an interim basis making certain local rules of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts applicable in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Standing Order 2015-10 - Effective January 1, 2016, pending final adoption, the Local Rules of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts are deemed amended on an interim basis to add a new Local Rule 9037-1 Privacy Requirements, Recording and Broadcast Prohibitions.

Standing Order 2015-11 – Effective January 1, 2016, pending final adoption, the Local Rules of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts are deemed amended on an interim basis to add new Local Rule 7041-1 Dismissal of Complaints and Closing of Adversary Proceedings Inactive For Six Months and to abrogate Local Rule 7055-2 Dismissal For Want Of Prosecution.