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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.

Fri, 10/06/2017

The judges of the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi have amended the Standing Order Designating Presumptive Interest (“Till”) Rate.  The Till rate for cases filed on or after December 1, 2017 will be 6%.  The Amended...

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Tue, 09/05/2017

The U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi has updated its Administrative Procedures for Electronic Case Files system (ECF).

The revisions to the Administrative Procedures for ECF include several changes that have...

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Thu, 08/24/2017

The U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi now offers debtors the opportunity to request receipt of court notices and orders by email instead of U.S. mail.  This is a free service.  A debtor may enroll at any time, and...

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Mon, 06/26/2017

You are hereby notified that the deadline to submit proposed pretrial orders in adversary proceedings assigned to Judge Woodard will change effective immediately.

The current procedure requires the proposed pretrial order to be submitted...

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Fri, 05/26/2017

Be advised that the deadline to submit dispositive orders for cases assigned to Judge Woodard will change effective June 5, 2017.

Under the current procedure, following resolution of a matter pending before the Court, a deadline is set for...

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Fri, 05/12/2017

In response to the pending amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure that will become effective on December 1, 2017, the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi propose to adopt a new...

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Fri, 04/14/2017

A Lawyer Advisory Committee (“LAC”) was appointed by Judge Woodard to provide input regarding matters of bankruptcy administration in the Aberdeen and Oxford divisions as well as the counties of Coahoma, Grenada, Montgomery and Attala.
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Mon, 02/13/2017

The Standing Order Adopting Procedures for Obtaining Discharge in Completed Chapter 13 Cases has been revised and updated on our Standing Orders page.  There are no substantive changes to the language in the...

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Tue, 01/17/2017

This memo provides an overview of procedural changes that will become effective in the United States Bankruptcy Court for Northern District of Mississippi on January 23, 2017.
 
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Fri, 01/06/2017

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi will be closing at 3:00 PM today due to inclement weather. Unless notified, the court will resume business on Monday, January 9, 2017.

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