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6500 Cherrywood Ln - Greenbelt, MD 20770 - Main Tel: 301-344-8018 map
Baltimore
101 W Lombard St Room 8530 - Baltimore, MD 21201 - Main Tel: 410-962-2688
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Expiration of Term of Incumbent Bankruptcy Judge Wendelin I. Lipp

The current term of United States Bankruptcy Judge Wendelin I. Lipp expires on April 2, 2020. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is considering the reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge Wendelin I. Lipp to a new 14-year term of office.

Members of the bar and concerned citizens are invited to comment on whether the incumbent bankruptcy judge should be reappointed. Written comments may be sent in confidence to James N. Ishida, Circuit Executive, 1100 East Main Street, Suite 617, Richmond, VA 23219-3517 and must be received by September 12, 2019. Click here to see the notice.

Expiration of Term of Incumbent Bankruptcy Judge Thomas J. Catliota

The current term of United States Bankruptcy Judge Thomas J. Catliota expires on April 2, 2020. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is considering the reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge Catliota to a new 14-year term of office.

Members of the bar and concerned citizens are invited to comment on whether the incumbent bankruptcy judge should be reappointed. Written comments may be sent in confidence to James N. Ishida, Circuit Executive, 1100 East Main Street, Suite 617, Richmond, VA 23219-3517 and must be received by September 12, 2019. Click here to see the notice.

Announcement of Selection of Chief Bankruptcy Judge

Please click here for the Announcement of Selection of Chief Bankruptcy Judge.

Notice of Revised Dollar Amounts in Specific Forms and Local Bankruptcy Rule Appendix F

Automatic adjustments of certain dollar amounts in the Bankruptcy Code, Title 28, United States Code and Official and Director’s Bankruptcy Forms will be effective April 1, 2019. Click here to view the adjustments.

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland will adjust the dollar amounts in Appendix F to the Local Bankruptcy Rules, Chapter 13 Debtor’s Counsel Responsibilities and Fees, effective April 1, 2019. The three-year adjustment of 6.218% reflects the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2019. Click here to view a redlined version of Exhibit F, with the adjusted dollar amounts.

Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules – Effective December 1, 2018

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved, effective December 1, 2018, amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules 5005-1, 7005-2, and 9013-4.  The amendments are necessitated by changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that will take effect December 1, 2018.  To view the Administrative Order implementing the amendments and a redlined copy of the amended rules, please click here.

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