Hearings on Self Docketed Matters: Motions for relief from stay, and other self docketed matters, that will take more than 20 minutes or are evidentiary must be specially set. Please contact the Courtroom Deputy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a hearing date and time, as soon as it becomes apparent that the matter will exceed the 20 minute limit.
Motion Hearing Dates
Motions to Approve Short Sales in Chapter 13 Cases: In the absence of unusual circumstances, the movant must file with the motion an order approving the sale and providing that all liens must be paid at closing unless any lien holder otherwise consents in writing.
Motions to Avoid Liens: Provided the motion complies with the Local Rules, Judge Harner does not require counsel to appear at the scheduled hearing if no response has been filed to the motion.
Motions for Relief from the Automatic Stay: Judge Harner hears motions for relief from the automatic stay on Thursdays. Movant’s counsel must send an email message to the Courtroom Deputy at email@example.com by the immediately preceding Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. to alert the Court that the matter has been resolved by consent, continued, or should be taken off the calendar as a “no response.” In the absence of notification to the Courtroom Deputy, the motion will be called at the scheduled date and time even if no response has been filed.
First Day Motions in Business Chapter 11 Cases: Counsel should send a courtesy email to the Courtroom Deputy at firstname.lastname@example.org to alert Chambers of the filing of first day motions and to schedule all first day matters. In Complex Chapter 11 Cases, the Courtroom Deputy will schedule a first day hearing as soon as practicable upon at least 24 hours’ notice; counsel seeking a first day hearing on less than 24 hours’ notice must file an emergency motion for expedited hearing in accordance with the Court’s Administrative Order No. 02-03. In all other Business Chapter 11 Cases, upon the filing of a motion for expedited hearing, the Courtroom Deputy will schedule a first day hearing no sooner than 24 hours after receipt of the first day motions. Counsel may file an affidavit or declaration of the debtor’s authorized representative in support of first day motions.
Initial Cash Collateral Hearings: Counsel should send a courtesy email to the Courtroom Deputy at email@example.com to request an emergency cash collateral hearing.