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News & Announcements: 03/2020

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.

March 26, 2020

In light of the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus, which causes the disease designated as COVID-19, and the disaster declarations issued by State officials requiring citizens in the Northern District of Texas to “shelter in place,” the Court...

March 18, 2020

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during...

March 16, 2020

The Judges in the Dallas and Fort Worth Divisions have recently updated their Telephonic Appearance Policies to limit the necessity of obtaining permission from the Court to participate in hearings telephonically. It will no longer be necessary...

March 16, 2020

Chief Judge Houser has today issued General Order 2020-05. If you have not reviewed the order, you should do so immediately. The purpose of the order is to restrict, as much as possible, in-person hearings and trials in the bankruptcy courts in...

March 16, 2020

This Order is being issued in response to the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus, which causes the disease designated as COVID-19, in the United States and the State of Texas. The World Health Organization has declared that COVID-19 qualifies...