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.

Wed, 01/09/2013

Effective December 21, 2012, the Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor event in CM/ECF has changed. The event now prompts the filer to enter the following information:

  • Enter the Amount Paid in Attorney Compensation...
Tue, 11/20/2012

Effective November 21, 2012 the following fee increases take effect:

  • Chapter 9 filing fee $1,213.00
  • Chapter 11 filing fee $1,213.00
  • Chapter 15 filing fee $1,213.00
  • Case conversion from Chapter 7...
Thu, 11/08/2012

Massachusetts Local Bankruptcy Rule 13-19(f) regarding the chapter 13 trustee fee has been amended.  Click here for the Standing Orders.

Wed, 10/17/2012

This month, the Judiciary’s Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) contractor will begin accepting, processing and securely disposing of notices that would otherwise be returned to the bankruptcy courts by the United States Postal Service (USPS...

Fri, 08/17/2012

On May 21, 2012 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company filed petition for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (Case Number 12-12171). On June 29, 2012, this case was...

Fri, 07/13/2012

Please note that as of July 15, 2012 the Bankruptcy Court will charge a Pro Hac Vice fee for all attorneys who are not admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The fee will be the same as is currently in effect in the U.S...

Tue, 05/01/2012

The various standards for the expenses in the "means test" form will change for all bankruptcy cases filed on or after May 1, 2012. Below is the link to the United States Trustees national webpage that contains the links to the various data....

Fri, 04/13/2012

On March 15, 2012 Southern Sky Air & Tours, LLC d/b/a Direct Air filed a petition for under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. On April 11, 2012, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts issued an...

Wed, 02/22/2012
In re: Women's Apparel Group, LLC
d/b/a Chadwick’s of Boston, MetroStyle and Boston Apparel Group

Thu, 07/15/2010


The United States Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office conducted a three-part survey to assess how well we were doing in these areas: the overall performance of the Clerk’s Office, users’ satisfaction with CM/ECF, and the usefulness of our...