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Announcements / News

  • BAIA Payments for Applicable FY 2022 Cases[02/23/2023]
  • Mandatory Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (EBN) Threshold Change[01/30/2023]
  • eSR (Electronic Self Representation) Bankruptcy Petition Preparation System For Self-Represented Debtors is now available. Click here for more info.[1/17/2023]

  • TNWB Clerk's Office Newsletter- January 2023[01/06/2023]
  •   Judge M. Ruthie Hagan – Changes & Reminders for Hearings Effective January 1, 2023, for matters pending before Judge Hagan, out of town attorneys may only appear telephonically or by video conference in limited circumstances which includes Chapter 11 status conferences/announcements (when traveling to the jurisdiction is an economic burden to the estate) and scheduling conferences in Adversary Proceedings (when traveling to the jurisdiction is an economic burden to the estate) if you file a motion to appear telephonically or by video conference by noon the day before the hearing and the Court approves your motion prior to the hearing. You will not receive information as to the conference telephone number or Microsoft Teams Meeting invite unless the Court approves your motion prior to the hearing.

    In Chapter 13 cases, counsel should continue to communicate settlements and requests for continuances to the Chapter 13 trustee by 2:00 pm the day before your hearing. In Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases, counsel should communicate settlements and requests for continuances to courtroom deputy by 2:00 pm the day before your hearing. Attorneys are responsible for making certain their clients and witnesses do not show up at the courtroom for any matters that have been settled or continued. As a reminder, please do not appear for any matter set on the 9:00 docket[12/28/2022]
  •  CM/ECF Change Effective August 1, 2022 – Motion to Modify Plan After Confirmation.[05/05/2022]
  •  Effective December 1, 2021, the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts has designated any entity that has been sent 100 or more paper bankruptcy notices in a single calendar month as a high-volume paper notice recipient pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9036(b)(2)(B) (as amended effective December 1, 2021) (the “Rule”). The threshold number of paper notices that will cause a notice recipient to be designated as a high-volume paper notice recipient pursuant to the Rule will be reviewed annually and may be adjusted once a year, effective on December 1st of each year.

    Once the threshold paper notice amount is reached, the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) will notify the notice recipient that it must register for Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (EBN) or that, if the recipient does not register within 45 days of the date of the notification, the BNC will establish an electronic address where the Director designates the recipient to receive its notices pursuant to the Rule.

    To avoid any delays or inconvenience that may arise due to the enforcement of the Rule, high-volume paper notice recipients are encouraged to go here to register for EBN.[09/20/2022]

    Lisa H. Haney, Clerk of Court
    United States Bankruptcy Court
    Western District of Tennessee
  • Senate Bill S. 3823 was signed into law on 6/21/2022. This law restores the debt limits for Chapter 11 Subchapter V to 7.5 million for a period of 2 years. It also increases the debt limit for Chapter 13 debtors to 2.75 million, for the two-year period.
  •   Effective October 6, 2022, Chief Judge Latta will offer in-person hearings for all calendar proceedings set for 9:30, 10:00, and 10:15 a.m. If you would prefer to appear virtually, simply notify Courtroom Deputy Debra Hayes, at (901)328-3570, no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to your scheduled hearing. Ms. Hayes will provide login information for your hearing. Judge Latta asks that attorneys please continue to coordinate with one another and with the Chapter 13 Trustee’s staff attorneys to resolve matters and request continuances to minimize the number of persons in the courtroom.[09/15/2022]
  •  On April 1, 2022, adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and one provision of Title 28 of the United States Code will go into effect for cases filed on or after that date.

     A chart showing the affected sections of the Bankruptcy Code and Title 28, with current and adjusted dollar amounts in those sections, can be found here. The adjustments reflect the change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published by the U.S. Department of Labor.

     The revised forms will be effective on April 1, 2022, and they will apply to cases filed on or after that date. Pending changes in the Bankruptcy Forms can be found on Updated local forms will be posted to the court’s website on March 31, 2022. [03/10/2022]
  •  Judge Barnett will resume in-person hearings beginning the first week of May 2022. Virtual hearings will continue to be available upon request through contacting their respective courtroom deputies[03/07/2022]
  •  As of March 15, 2022, Judge Croom has returned to pre-Covid courtroom procedures. All hearings will be in person UNLESS the attorneys/parties contact Judge Croom’s courtroom deputy (Debbie Pulse, 731-421-9314) by noon the day before the hearing to request a telephonic appearance. If this procedure is not followed, you WILL NOT be permitted to appear by telephone. Telephonic hearings will NOT be allowed for any evidentiary matters.[03/16/2022]
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