News & Announcements

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.
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Fri, 10/31/2014

During the 12-month period ending September 30, 2014, bankruptcy filings in the Middle District of Alabama were up approximately 1 percent from the same period ending September 30, 2013.  Meanwhile, according to a recent Administrative Office...

Fri, 07/11/2014

Volume 7 of the Alabama Middle Bankruptcy Court's newsletter, Court News and Views, is now available. Please give us feedback on how we can make these...

Wed, 10/30/2013

According to a recent press release from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, national bankruptcy filings were down 12% for the year ending September 30, 2013 from the same period ending September 30, 2012. Although the increase is less...

Wed, 10/09/2013

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure were approved by the Judicial Conference at its September 2012 session, and subsequently adopted by the Supreme Court. The amendments have since been transmitted to Congress and will take...

Mon, 09/30/2013

In the event of a federal government shutdown at midnight on September 30, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama will continue operations and remain open during regular business hours on Tuesday, October 1, 2013....

Thu, 08/15/2013

Chief Judge Dwight Williams and Judge William Sawyer decided to maintain an Attorney Advisory Group as a way to collect feedback and to keep the lines of communication open between the local bar and the Court. They recently reviewed a list of...

Thu, 08/15/2013

Chief Judge Dwight Williams and Judge William Sawyer are creating a Local Rules Committee to review our local rules and to make recommendations. They recently reviewed a list of attorney volunteers and recommendations and selected the following...

Thu, 08/15/2013

The Bankruptcy Court is pleased to announce the reopening of the G.W. Andrews Courthouse and Federal Building. Beginning Wednesday, August 21, 2013, all future bankruptcy hearings will be held in the...

Tue, 08/06/2013

In an effort to even out the total number cases assigned to each of our judges, the bankruptcy judges for the Middle District of Alabama have decided to change the case distribution for the Southern Division (Dothan).  More specifically, on...

Mon, 08/05/2013

During the 12-month period ending June 30, 2013, bankruptcy filings in the Middle District of Alabama were up approximately 1% from the same period ending June 30, 2012. Meanwhile, according to a recent Administrative Office press release,...

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