Public Notice


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.

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.