Hot Topic for May

Motion to Reopen


A motion may be filed in a closed bankruptcy case for the following reasons:

Filing Requirements:

File under: Bankruptcy > Motions/Applications > Reopen Chapter xx Case

Note: If you wish to reopen an Adversary Case, then motions to Reopen will need to be filed in the Main Bankruptcy Case and the related Adversary Case. However, there is no need to reopen the Main Bankruptcy Case if the Adversary Case is reopened exclusively to enter default judgment.

File under: Adversary > Motions/Applications > Reopen Adversary Case

April Facts:

In March 2010:
  • 385 Attorneys filed
  • 10,482 pleadings electronically

New Petitions filed by Electronic Case Filers:
  • 95 % March 2011
  • 95 % year to date

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Free training for you and your staff. Come in and meet with our trainers who are experienced ECF filers to learn some tips, techniques and tricks to help you e-file better.

  • May 10th in Eau Claire-9:00 a.m. at the federal courthouse
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