Proposed Judgments
Last Updated: March 15, 2011

Note: To obtain a Judgment from the Bankruptcy Court, the party must file a Proposed Order for Judgment clearly stating who the judgment is for/against and the amount of the Judgment. If the request is for a money Judgment, it will be recorded in the Judgment Index.


To File Electronically:

  1. Select [Adversary >  Miscellaneous].

  2. Enter the case number (e.g, xx-xxxxx).

  3. Select [Proposed Judgment] from the event list.

  4. Skip the Joint Filing screen.

  5. Select the party filer.

  6. Enter the "Order to be signed on or after" date:

    Judge Martin cases: Generally, enter day after last day to object or same day order was filed; whichever date is later.

    Judge Furay cases: Generally, enter three days after last day to object or five days after order was filed; whichever date is later.

  7. Browse to select the Proposed Judgment (.pdf file).

    A Proof of Service or Affidavit of No Objection may be added as an attachment to this document. Do not check the radio button to add attachments to this document IF the attachments should be part of the signed judgment.  Instead, create a single PDF document that includes the attachments.
     

  8. Refer to the appropriate document (e.g., Complaint, etc.).

  9. Enter the Order Type.

    • Select Urgent only when the proposed judgment needs to be signed as soon as possible (i.e., there is a verifiable emergency or other situation necessitating immediate signature).  

    • Select Routine for all other judgments.

  10. Enter a Hearing Date if the proposed judgment is being submitted as a result of a hearing. Otherwise, leave this field blank.

  11. Add a description of the Proposed Judgment to text (e.g., Judgment for {name} ...).

  12. Verify the final docket text; if correct, click [Next] to submit your document(s).

    Note: The Notice of Electronic Filing displays giving you the document number. Copies of this notice are immediately e-mailed to all participants who receive electronic notification in the case.

      • Check to see if the amount awarded is accurate according to the other pleadings in the file.

      • Check to see that the addition or subtraction in the Judgment is accurate. Often the principal is shown as one figure, the cost as another and the total is shown in another paragraph.

      • Make sure all figures set out in the Judgment also agree with the amount written in words. For example, Five Thousand and no/100 Dollars ($5,000.00).

    • If a Money Judgment, enter all information on the judgment information screen. This information is added to our Judgment Index found under Reports > Judgment Index.

      Note: The key words to look for in a Judgment to determine if a Money Judgment has been granted are "does have and recover" and a dollar amount.

    • If not a Money Judgment, leave the Amount, Court costs, and Interest rate blank.

 

 

 

 

FRCP: 58

FRBP: 9022, 5003(c)