Impact of Government Shutdown of Federal Courts as of January 15, 2019

Indiana – Northern District

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana remains open until further notice and has issued the following announcement.

Partial Government Shutdown Despite a partial shutdown of the federal government that began on December 22, 2018, the Judiciary remains open and can continue operations for approximately three weeks, through January 18, 2019, by using court fee balances and other funds not dependent on a new appropriation. As such, we will remain open as scheduled and the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system will remain in operation for the electronic filing of documents. We will provide additional information if the shutdown continues beyond January 18. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Indiana – Southern District

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana remains open until further notice and has issued the following announcement.

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio remains open until further notice and has issued the following announcement.

Kentucky – Eastern District

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky remains open until further notice and has issued the following announcement.

Despite the lapse in appropriation which funds the United States Judiciary, all United States Courts, including the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, continue to operate.  The CM/ECF system is available for the electronic filing of case documents.  In addition, we have been advised that the United States Trustee Program for our region will continue to hold 341 Meetings as previously scheduled.  Please refer to this website for updates as they become available or visit uscourts.gov for further information.

Kentucky Western District

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky remains open until further notice as no formal announcement has been made by this court.

Michigan Eastern District

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan remains open until further notice as no formal announcement has been made by this court.

Michigan Western District

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan remains open until further notice.

Ohio Northern District

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio remains open until further notice as no formal announcement has been made by this court.

Ohio Southern District

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio remains open until further notice and has issued the following announcement.

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts recently announced that the Judiciary can sustain paid operations through January 18, 2019, at a minimum, by using court fee balances and other “no-year” funds. Judiciary employees are reporting to work and currently are in full-pay status. If existing funds run out and newly appropriated funds do not become available, the Judiciary will operate under the terms of the Anti-Deficiency Act, which allows “essential work” to continue during a lapse in appropriations. This mission-critical work includes activities to support the exercise of the courts’ constitutional powers, specifically the resolution of cases and related services. The Southern Ohio Bankruptcy Court will determine on a weekly basis the staff necessary to support its mission-critical work to carry out its statutory duties under the United States Constitution.

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