Public Notice

ON ACCESS TO BANKRUPTCY DATA

All users of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana please be advised that upon filing of a petition for bankruptcy or a complaint, all information contained therein and filed thereafter in the case or adversary proceeding is accessible to the general public by way of the Internet or through inspection at the courthouse.

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11 USC § 107

§ 107. Public access to papers
 
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a paper filed in a case under this title and the documents of a bankruptcy court are public records and  open to examination by an entity at reasonable times without charge.
(b) On request of a party in interest, the bankruptcy court shall, and on the bankruptcy court's own motion, the bankruptcy court may:

(1) protect an entity with respect to a trade secret or confidential research, development, or commercial information; or
(2) protect a person with respect to scandalous or defamatory matter contained in a paper filed in a case under this title.