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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.

Tue, 08/03/2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently identified Grand Traverse County as a high transmission area for Covid-19.   Consistent with CDC guidelines, anyone entering the public areas or the courtroom on August 5, 2021,...

Mon, 08/02/2021

Chief Judge Dales requires all parties in hearings scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2021 to participate by telephone.  Instructions for participation can be found here...

Fri, 07/30/2021

The Bankruptcy Steering Committee of the Federal Bar Association is hosting the 2021 FBA Bankruptcy Seminar at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday September 24, 2021.  You can find the seminar agenda,...

Wed, 07/28/2021

The Chapter 13 Trustees in the Western District of Michigan are inviting comments regarding technical revisions to the existing model Chapter 13 Plan under LBR 3015(d)(2).  If you have suggestions for updates or modest changes to the existing...

Tue, 06/22/2021

Judge Dales will conduct his June 29, 2021 Grand Rapids motion day telephonically.  Instructions for participation have been posted to the COVID-19 Notices section of the Court's website:  https://www.miwb.uscourts.gov...

Wed, 06/16/2021

Judge Dales will conduct his June 23, 2021 Kalamazoo motion day telephonically.  Instructions for participation have been posted to the COVID-19 Notices section of the Court's website:  https://www.miwb.uscourts.gov/...

Tue, 06/15/2021

Please see this Save the Date announcement regarding the Steven W. Rhodes Consumer Bankruptcy Conference which will be held...

Fri, 06/11/2021

Please take notice that for all hearings and trials on or after July 6, 2021, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan will resume in-person court hearings.  This is subject to change based on public health trends.

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Fri, 06/11/2021

Administrative Order 2021-2 regarding the interim amendment of LBR 4001-1(b) and the deemed waiver of time limits under 11 U.S.C. § 362(e)(1) has been posted to the Court's...

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