News & Announcements

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.

Electronic Proof of Claim System (ePOC)

Release Date
Fri, 2014-06-06

Effective June 6, 2014, Proof of Claims, Amended Claims and Withdrawal of Claims in all cases, in all chapters can be filed electronically using CM/ECF or through the Court’s website without a login using an...

Increased Filing Fees Effective 06/01/2014

Release Date
Sat, 2014-05-31

The Judicial Conference has approved changes to the federal court miscellaneous fee schedules effective June 1, 2014.

On June 1, 2014, the following fee changes will go into effect:

  • Adversary...

Procedural Change re: Request to List Matter for Hearing

Release Date
Tue, 2014-04-29

Effective April 29, 2014, the docket event Request to List Matter for Hearing is now a text entry.  E-filers will not be prompted to upload a PDF document when making this entry.  Filers are reminded where a party is a non...

Members of MDBBA

Release Date
Tue, 2014-04-15

This announcement is to inform you that all attorneys in the MDBBA who provide Chapter 13 services to debtors will be receiving a survey by direct email from Beth Wiggins at the Federal Judicial Center asking you to...

Public Notice regarding Proposed Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms

Release Date
Mon, 2014-04-14

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania proposes to amend certain of its Local Bankruptcy Rules.  The changes have been provisionally approved by the Bankruptcy Judges.  The Court hereby offers public notice of the...

Recognition Certificates

Release Date
Fri, 2014-04-11

The Pro Bono and Mediator Recognition Certificates for the period January 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014 are attached below.

Procedural Change re: 341 Meeting Notices

Release Date
Thu, 2014-04-03

Effective April 1, 2014, the 341 Meeting Notice will no longer be attached to the docket entry made nightly by CM/ECF that assigns a trustee and 341 meeting date. The notice will now be issued after the new case has been reviewed and case data...

Ch. 13 - 341 Meetings Set for Monday 03/03/14 in Wilkes-Barre are CANCELLED

Release Date
Fri, 2014-02-28

Trustee Charles J. DeHart, III has CANCELLED the 341 meetings scheduled for Monday, 03/03/14 in Wilkes-Barre due to the forecasted snow and ice.  The 341 meetings will be rescheduled to another date.

Ch. 11 - 341 Meetings Set for Friday 02/14/14 in Scranton are CANCELLED

Release Date
Wed, 2014-02-12

Attorney Greg Schiller on behalf of the US Trustee's Office has CANCELLED the Ch. 11 341 meetings scheduled for Friday, 02/14/14 in Scranton due to the weather.  The 341 meetings will be rescheduled to another date.

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT AND CLERK'S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014.

Release Date
Wed, 2014-02-12

DUE TO INCLIMATE WEATHER, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SCHEDULED HEARINGS WITH JUDGE ROBERT N. OPEL IN WILKES-BARRE, THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT AND CLERK'S OFFICE...

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