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.

AMENDED Public Notice regarding Proposed Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms

Release Date
Thu, 2012-12-27

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...

Procedure Changes Effective 01/02/2013

Release Date
Tue, 2012-12-18

On Wednesday 01/02/2013, the Court will no longer generate notices for pleadings where the movant is directed to provide notice.  Three more filing instructions will also...

New Terminal Digit Case Assignments effective 12/17/12

Release Date
Mon, 2012-12-17

Effective Monday, December 17, 2012, the Clerk's Office for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania adjusted the terminal digit case assignments.  The case administrator contact information and list of terminal...

Fee Increases Effective 11/21/2012 and 5/01/2013

Release Date
Mon, 2012-11-19

Fee increases will take effect on November 21, 2012 and May 1, 2013.  See full announcement for details.

On November 21, 2012, the following fee changes will go into effect:

    Chapter 11 filing fee...

Pro Bono and Mediator Recognition Certificates

Release Date
Wed, 2012-10-31

Third quarter of 2012

Hurricane Sandy Closes Bankruptcy Court

Release Date
Mon, 2012-10-29

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed 10/29/12 and 10/30/12 due to Hurricane Sandy. All hearings are cancelled. Check back for further announcements.

Harrisburg Hearings Scheduled for October 30, 2012

Release Date
Mon, 2012-10-29

Chief Judge France has continued hearings scheduled for October 30, 2012 to Tuesday November 6, 2012. 

New Unclaimed Funds Search Feature

Release Date
Fri, 2012-10-19

Go here to access the Court's unclaimed funds database. This link is also found under the Court Info tab above under the Financial sub tab.