Notice Regarding New Procedures for Striking Pleadings Filed in Closed Cases

Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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NOTICE REGARDING NEW PROCEDURES FOR STRIKING PLEADINGS FILED IN CLOSED CASES

Effective February 23, 2009 pleadings filed in closed cases which require the reopening of the case will be stricken without prejudice. Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 350 a case may be reopened to administer assets,

to accord relief to the debtor or for other cause. An order granting a motion to reopen is required in these circumstances.

Only the following pleadings may be filed after a case is closed without first obtaining an order reopening.

Motion to Reopen

Requests and Writ of Garnishment

Garnishee Disclosure

Certificate of Service

Applications to Pay Unclaimed Funds

Affidavit of Claimant for Unclaimed Funds

Request to be Removed from Receiving Electronic Filings

Affidavit of Non-compliance