The Delaware Docket - Quarter 3


Electronic Claims Filing

Pursuant to the Interim Order Regarding Electronically Filed Claims signed by Chief Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross on October 9, 2012, the bankruptcy court now accepts claims filed electronically.  Please note that electronic claims cannot be filed in cases with an assigned claims agent.  In addition, the electronic claims system does not require a username and password and is not accessed though CM/ECF.  The Court's electronic claim filing system is accessible through the "Filing a Claim" link on the Court's website.  That link is located on the front page of our website and is also found under the "Programs & Services" tab at the top of that page.  Claims filed electronically appear on the claims register for the case number entered.   For more information on how to file an electronic claim, please review the electronic learning module on "How to File an Electronic Claim," located on the "Filing a Claim" page.

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Local Rules Revisions

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware instituted an annual process to review and consider comments and revisions to its Local Rules.  The comment period is October 1, 2012 through October 31, 2012.  Any comments should be emailed to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware at the following email address: or emailed to Kimberly LaMaina at

All comments received will be discussed by the Local Rules Committee to ascertain if there will be a revision to the Local Rules. 

Any revisions to the Local Rules will be posted on the Court's website and will be effective February 1, 2013. Questions for the Local Rules Committee should be addressed to 

Gregg Galardi at (212) 335-4640, or 

Kimberly LaMaina at (302) 651-3184, 

Coming Soon...

Increase in Filing Fees

Pursuant to a provision within the Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2012, effective November 21, 2012 the filing fee for a Chapter 11 case will increase to $1,213.  The Judicial Conference approved amendments to three fees in the bankruptcy court fee schedule to correspond with the mandated increase.  The fee for filing a motion to reopen a Chapter 11 case and the fee for filing a case under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code will increase to $1,167, while the fee for filing a motion by a debtor to divide a joint Chapter 11 case will increase to $1,213, on November 21, 2012.

Transfer of Claim Fee

The Judicial Conference approved a $25 fee for the transfer of a claim in a bankruptcy case.  

The fee becomes effective May 1, 2013.


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