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.

Sun, 12/09/2018

Inclement Weather Schedule - Monday 10 December 2018:

Greeneville Bankrutpcy Clerk's Office will be closed.

Chattanooga and Knoxville Bankruptcy Clerk's Offices will open at 10 a.m.

Tue, 12/04/2018

CM/ECF filers should be aware of the potential to inadvertently share restricted documents when using third-party services or software. Sharing CM/ECF filing credentials and PACER account credentials with a third-party service provider or...

Mon, 12/03/2018

In observance of a National Day of Mourning in memory of the late President George H. W. Bush, all court offices of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee will be closed Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Hearings that...

Thu, 11/29/2018

 

 

Beginning December 4, 2018, the Chapter 13 meeting of creditors will be held in Basement Room 18, Historic U. S. Courthouse, 31 E....

Fri, 08/17/2018

Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure Published for Public Comment

On August 15, 2018, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Evidence Rules...

Mon, 07/16/2018

 

The U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee will perform required maintenance on the CM/ECF servers on the following schedule:

SERVERS: CM/ECF for court users, CM/ECF for...

Mon, 01/22/2018

 

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Friday, January 26, 2018, for staff training. CM/ECF will remain available. If you have an emergency, please call...

Mon, 01/22/2018

 

Despite the government shutdown, all offices of the  United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee remain open with  normal operating hours.
 

Wed, 01/17/2018

 

For Thursday 18 Jan 2018 :

The Knoxville Bankruptcy Clerk's Office will open at 10 am .

Tue, 01/16/2018

All Chapter 7 meeting of creditors scheduled for Wednesday, January 17, 2018 have been rescheduled for the afternoon of January 31, 2018, as follows:

  8:30am meetings...
Mon, 01/15/2018

For Wednesday (01/17/2018) updated 9:15 am: 

Due to the inclement weather conditions, the Chattanooga, Greeneville, and...

Mon, 01/08/2018

For Monday (01/08/2018), updated 9:00 a.m.: 

Due to inclement weather conditions, the Chattanooga Bankruptcy Court Clerk's...

Fri, 12/08/2017

For Friday, December 8, 2017, the U.S. Bankruptcy Clerk's offices are closed due to inclement weather. The CM/ECF system will remain accessible during this period.

Tue, 11/28/2017

The U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee will perform required maintenance on the CM/ECF servers on the following schedule:

DATES: Friday, December 1, 2017

TIMES: 12:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time (...

Thu, 11/09/2017

 

The Clerk of Court gives public notice of the order amending the Court’s Local Rules, including the adoption of Local Form 3015.1, Chapter 13 Plan, that will become effective on December 1, 2017.

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Wed, 09/27/2017

 

The Clerk of Court gives public notice of the proposed adoption of Local Form 3015.1, Chapter 13 Plan, as revised, and of the proposed amendments to the court’s local rules.  Any comments to the proposed adoption of Local Form 3015.1,...

Tue, 09/26/2017

Please be aware that we are currently experiencing technical difficulties in the Greeneville offices.You may contact the Chattanooga (423) 752-5163 or Knoxville (865) 545- 4279 offices for immediate assistance. We apologize for any inconvenience...

Fri, 08/11/2017

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee has received reports of intermittent slowness of the CM/ECF application. Specifically, when uploading documents, running docket reports, and viewing documents during peak work hours...

Tue, 08/08/2017

Bid Opportunity - Evidence Presentation System Solicitation

 

RFQ Evidence Presentation System

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Fri, 07/21/2017

 

The Clerk of Court has published the proposed adoption of Local Form 3015.1, Chapter 13 Plan, and announced the opportunity for suggested changes to the local rules. Any comments regarding the proposed plan form and suggested changes to...

Fri, 06/16/2017

The U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, has been advised that fraudulent emails are being sent that purport to be from the U. S. Courts and the U. S. Bankruptcy Courts. These emails notify the recipient that they are to appear...

Wed, 04/05/2017

Due to inclement weather conditions, the Chattanooga Bankruptcy Court Clerk's Office will close at 2:00 p.m. The Knoxville (865) 545-4279 and Greeneville ( 423) 787- 0113 offices are available to assist.

Mon, 04/03/2017

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the United States Bankruptcy Court's Knoxville office will close at 1:00 PM.
This closure does not affect the Chattanooga or Greeneville Clerk's offices and the CM/ECF system will remain accessible during...

Tue, 03/21/2017

The 14th Annual Tennessee Bar Association Bankruptcy Forum will take place April 28-30, 2017, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Please make plans now to join us in this wonderful and relaxing setting for an informative and unique...

Mon, 03/06/2017

 

 

Effective immediately, the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, has revised the Amended Chapter 13 Plan docket  event that is to be used for pre-confirmation amendments to chapter 13 plans.

The...

Tue, 02/28/2017

 

 

Subject - Maintenance of the  CM/ECF servers at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

The U. S....

Tue, 12/06/2016

 

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Friday, December 16, 2016, for staff training and awards. CM/ECF will remain available. If you have an emergency,...

Fri, 09/30/2016

General Order Adopting Amendments to the Local Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee- Effective November 1, 2016

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Tue, 04/19/2016

Effective May 2, 2016, Tonya M. Russell will be the new deputy-in-charge of the Knoxville office.

Thu, 01/21/2016

UPDATE (1/22/2016) 3:30 p.m.

For Friday (01/22/2016): The Bankruptcy Clerk's Offices in Knoxville will be closing at 3:30 p.m, and...

Thu, 11/19/2015

 

Maintenance of the CM/ECF servers at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee...

Mon, 08/17/2015

Proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence published for comment: http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-...

Mon, 06/08/2015

For Monday 06/08/2015: The Chattanooga Bankruptcy Clerk's Offices will be closing at 3:30 p.m.

Tue, 06/02/2015
Wed, 04/22/2015

PACER users can now access the Creditor Mailing Matrix option (creating address labels) while using Firefox version 37. If you have any questions, please contact the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC).

Thank you,

BNC Operations Team...

Fri, 04/17/2015

PACER users are experiencing a problem when accessing the Creditor Mailing Matrix option while using Firefox version 37.0 or newer. They will see the following error: “Secure Connection Failed.” Additionally, Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (EBN)...

Tue, 04/14/2015

The court plans to discontinue combining both judges' cases on the Thursday Motion Dockets beginning in July of 2015.  Beginning in July, each judge will hear all matters in cases assigned to that judge. ...

Wed, 03/18/2015

Please be advised that on Friday, March 20, 2015, the Chattanooga office will close for the day at 3:45 p....

Mon, 03/09/2015

The U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee will perform planned maintenance on the CM/ECF system on the following schedule:

DATES: Saturday, March 14th, 2015

TIMES: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time (times are...

Thu, 03/05/2015

UPDATED 11:25 a.m.

For Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chattanooga:  The Bankruptcy Clerk's office will open as scheduled and the morning docket will begin at 9:00 a.m.

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Thu, 02/26/2015

UPDATED - 5:47 p.m.

 

For Friday (02/27/2015): Due to inclement weather conditions, the...

Thu, 02/26/2015

 

For Friday (02/27/2015): Due to inclement weather conditions, the Bankruptcy Clerk's Offices in Chattanooga and Greeneville are scheduled to open at 10:00 a.m.

Wed, 02/25/2015

UPDATED - 10:00 p.m.

For Chattanooga  - Due to impending inclement weather the Court will take announcements for Thursday morning's docket (02/26/2015) for both...

Fri, 02/20/2015

For Friday 02/20/2015:  Chattanooga Bankruptcy Clerk's Offices will be closing  at 2:30 p.m.

Thu, 02/19/2015

UPDATED 02/27/2015 3:35pm:

Adjourned 341 meetings due to weather - Knoxville:

John Newton, Trustee – Chapter 7 341 meetings from the morning...

Mon, 02/16/2015

UPDATED 02/18/2015, 3:30 p.m.

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For Thursday 02/19/2015:

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Mon, 02/02/2015

On behalf of the bankruptcy judges in the district, I am pleased to announce that William T. Magill is our new Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Tennessee. Will has demonstrated that he is the right person for the position by...

Fri, 01/16/2015

 

Please join the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at the Investiture Ceremony of Suzanne H. Bauknight as United States...

Thu, 11/13/2014

 

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee is seeking applicants for the position of Clerk of Court. The clerk is appointed by the judges of the Court under the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 156. This is an...

Thu, 10/30/2014

AMENDMENTS TO BANKRUPTCY RULES AND FORMS

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Fri, 09/26/2014

Please join the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee as it celebrates 28 years of distinguished service by the Honorable Richard S. Stair.

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Howard H. Baker, Jr.
United States...

Thu, 09/11/2014

The United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a standing trustee to administer cases filed under chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.
For details:...

Tue, 08/19/2014

The offices of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee will be closed Friday, August 22 2014, for staff training. If you have an urgent concern, please call the Divisional office and leave a message and your call...

Fri, 08/15/2014

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment...

Mon, 06/23/2014

The required maintenance on the CM/ECF system is now complete.

The scheduled maintenance that began on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM has been concluded as of Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Access to CM/ECF...

Mon, 06/02/2014

ECF Service has now been restored. Thank you for your patience.

Thu, 05/29/2014

  Several bankruptcy fees will increase...

Wed, 05/21/2014

The new address is as follows:

United States Department of the Interior

Office of the Solicitor

800 S. Gay St., Ste. 800

Knoxville, TN 37929

 

 

Wed, 05/21/2014

 

The Department of the Interior's Knoxville Office has changed location. The new address:

Department of the Interior, Office of the Solictor, 800 S. Gay St., Ste. 800, Knoxville, TN 37929

 

Mon, 04/28/2014

 A Merit Selection Panel has recommended five candidates to the Sixth Circuit Judicial Council for consideration for appointment to the bankruptcy judge vacancy in Knoxville. ...

Mon, 04/28/2014

U. S. Bankruptcy Judge Eastern District of Tennessee: Notice of Vacancy   ...

Tue, 04/01/2014

Effective immediately, the address for service of notices to the United States Attorney for all Northeastern Division matters has changed to the United States Attorney's Office in...

Wed, 02/19/2014

     Because the court rescheduled the morning docket from February13th to February 27th due to the weather, the docket for the 27th is exceptionally long. In coordination with the Chapter 13 Trustee and in an effort to have all of the matters...

Thu, 02/13/2014

For Friday, February 14, 2014,  t...

Tue, 01/14/2014

The federal judiciary has learned of an email scam, in which emails purporting to come from federal and state courts are infecting recipients with computer viruses....

Thu, 11/14/2013

The operating hours for the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee for the upcoming Holiday Season are as follows:

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Fri, 10/11/2013

The Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee will continue to remain open without interruption at least through Thursday, October 17, 2013. The Clerk’s Offices...

Mon, 10/07/2013
Pay.gov is currently experiencing intermittent network connectivity issues.  
They are in the process of troubleshooting this issue and are working to get it resolved as quickly as possible. 
Fri, 09/27/2013
In the event of a Federal Government Shutdown on October 1, 2013, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee will remain open without interruption at least through Friday, October 11, 2013. The Clerk’s Offices will be fully...
Mon, 08/20/2012

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal, and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for...

Thursday, November 28, 2013