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News & Announcements: 2017

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

12/05/2017

  The U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Wisconsin, will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2017, Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018.  All court systems (CM/ECF, McVCIS, PACER, and ePOC) will continue to operate during the closure. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk's Office at (608) 264-5178 or (715) 839-2980.  

11/22/2017

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Wisconsin, will be closed from November 23-24, 2017, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

11/07/2017

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has adopted Local Rule 3015.1.  The updated Local Rules can be accessed here.    The Court has posted new local forms for Chapter 13 plan, modified plan, and amended plan on the court’s website under Code, Rules & Forms > Forms.  The new local forms can also be accessed here.  The new Chapter 13 Plan is in a PDF expandable/collapsible format.  To use the Chapter 13 Plan form, right click and save the PDF to your computer and then open the file.

11/07/2017

  On April 27, 2017, the Supreme Court adopted the following changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure: Bankruptcy Rules 1001, 1006, 1015, 2002, 3002, 3007, 3012, 3015, 3015.1 (new), 4003, 5009, 7001, and 9009.  These changes are scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2017, and are available here.  Attorneys practicing in the Western District of Wisconsin are encouraged to review the changes and perform any further research needed prior to filing documents with the Court on or after December 1, 2017.  

11/06/2017

Both the Madison and Eau Claire offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 for Veterans Day.

10/16/2017

The December 2015 amendments to FRCP 37(e) were designed to bring consistency to when courts find the loss of ESI sanctionable.  Has the amendment’s intent to address the “serious problems resulting from the continued exponential growth in the volume of ESI” borne out?  Join our distinguished panelists for a discussion of recent cases and recommended practices. This complimentary CLE webinar will be held on November 2, 2017, from 12 – 1 pm CT.  Please register here:  https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1164715&tp_key=f09e5d3bf1       Panelists Judge Tim Baker, Southern District of Indiana Judge Iain Johnston, Northern District of Illinois Nick Kahlon , Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP Jeff Salling, Complete Discovery Source Moderator:  Christine Payne, Kirkland & Ellis About the Seventh Circuit Pilot Program The Seventh Circuit Pilot Program on Electronic Discovery was formed to develop, implement, evaluate, and improve pretrial litigation...

10/05/2017

Both the Madison and Eau Claire offices will be closed on Monday, October 09, 2017 for the Columbus Day holiday.

09/19/2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017  Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin invites public comment on the proposed amendments to its local rules and local forms, several of which are being amended to incorporate changes in the federal bankruptcy rules and forms scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2017.  Copies of the proposed amendments are available here and the new Chapter 13 Plan is here as well as on our website. Comments on the proposed local rule and form changes should be received by October 20, 2017. Comments can be made by email to Marcia_Anderson@wiwb.uscourts.gov or in writing addressed to: Marcia M. Anderson, Clerk U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin 120 North Henry Street, Room 340 Madison, WI 53703 Absent any further change, the proposed rule and form changes will take effect on December 1, 2017

09/13/2017

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to Bankruptcy Rules 2002, 4001, 6007, 9036, 9037, and Official Form 410, and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.  The public comment period ends February 15, 2018. To view the proposed amendments, as well as information about submitting written comments or testimony at public hearings, please visit the Rules & Policies webpage on the U.S. Courts website at http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/proposed-amendments-published-public-comment.  

09/01/2017

Both the Madison and Eau Claire offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017 for the Labor Day holiday.