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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.

Mon, 08/28/2017

Due to the tropical storm and related weather issues, all hearings scheduled in Lafayette for Wednesday, August 30 are being cancelled. Hearings will be rescheduled to Tuesday, October 10, unless a different resolution has already been reached...

Mon, 08/28/2017

The staffed offices (Lafayette, Alexandria and Shreveport) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana are currently open during regular business hours. We continue to monitor the after effects of Hurricane Harvey on the...

Fri, 08/25/2017

Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit the Gulf of Mexico shortly. In the meantime, the Lafayette Bankruptcy office will remain open on Monday until further notice. Please keep up to date from this site as court may be cancelled.

Thu, 08/17/2017

On January 3, 2017, the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure accepted a recommendation from its Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules for final approval of a package of rule amendments, a new rule and an Official Plan form (new Official...

Fri, 06/30/2017

In observance of Independence Day, the Lafayette Bankruptcy Clerk"s Office will be closed Monday, July 3, 2017.  As always, the CM/ECF system will remain available for electronic filing 24 hours a day. Limited staff will be available at the...

Tue, 06/20/2017

Alexandria Bankruptcy Clerks Office Closed June 22 and Alexandria Bankruptcy Court Cancelled Thursday, June 22
Due to the tropical storm likely to hit our area, Bankruptcy court on Thursday, June 22 in Alexandria is...

Wed, 06/14/2017

On January 3, 2017, the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure accepted a recommendation from its Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules for final approval of a package of rule amendments, a new rule and an Official Plan form (new Official...

Thu, 06/01/2017

The United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana welcomes the Honorable Jeffrey P. Norman as the new bankruptcy Chief Judge for a five year term commencing on June 1, 2017. Chief Judge Norman was appointed to the bench in...

Tue, 03/28/2017

 CM/ECF will be unavailable to all filers on March 31, 2017  from  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm for scheduled maintenance.  To prevent loss of data, please refrain from accessing the system during this time.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you...

Thu, 03/23/2017

To comply with IRS regulations, courts must begin to track `disputed ownership funds` pertaining to 28 U.S.C. Section 1335. Effective April 1, 2017, this activity will be recorded and tracked by CM/ECF. Please see the attached information.

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