On April 25, 2014, the Supreme Court approved amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure which will take effect on December 1, 2014. The amendments to the bankruptcy rules address the following: 1) petitions involving the same debtors filed in different courts; 2) time limits for serving a summons and complaint; 3) general pleadings and judgments and costs; 4) bankruptcy appeals; and 5) new trials and relief from a judgment or order. Several official forms will be updated to address the amended rules. Please note that a number of these amendments, including in particular the amendments to the appeal rules (i.e., the 8000 series), are significant.
Click these links for more details: Revised forms and instructions | Amended rules | Summary of Changes to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland is pleased to announce the selection of Mark A. Neal , Esq. as the next Clerk of Court. Please see the attached announcement.