Our website will be unavailable on Thursday, June 2 beginning at 7:00 a.m. until approximately 10:00 a.m. At 10:00 a.m., our new website will be up and running at the same web address, www.wieb.uscourts.gov. The new website will display the Judges' calendars two weeks out rather than one week, and we have a new "Calendar Lookup" feature where you can search the calendar by case number or by debtor's name. If you have bookmarked specific information from our current website, you will need to recreate those bookmarks sometime after next Thursday.
Starting January 1, 2011, the Eastern District bankruptcy judges will be using a new procedure for Chapter 7 debtors who pay their filing fees in installments. The new installment fee order, which all four judges will use, will require the debtor to make an initial payment of at least $100 within thirty (30) days of the petition date, a second payment of at least $100 within sixty (60) days of the petition date, and the balance within ninety (90) days of the petition date. If the clerk does not receive any one of these installment payments by the deadline specified, the court will dismiss the case.