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Bankruptcy Court Update

As always in today’s legal environment change happens by the second. It is important for lawyers and their clients to stay updated to the changing trends. Off the wire last night a new order from the Bankruptcy court:


In re:                                                               )


GENERAL ORDER EXTENDING                        )                       Misc. No. 20-3004 CERTAIN TIME DEADLINES        )



In assessing the challenges of administrating the bankruptcy system during the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, the Court notes that all nine counties within the jurisdiction of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania continue to be subject to the Stay-At-Home Order of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Since nothing substantively has changed with respect to the factors which helped inform the Court in entering the initial ORDER of March 18, 2020,

It is hereby ORDERED that:

  1. Any deadline in any case in this Court under
    1. Fed. R. Bankr. P. 4004 (a) and (b);
    1. Fed. R. Bankr. P. 4007(c); and
    1. Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1017(e);

that did not EXPIRE prior to March 18, 2020, is EXTENDED to June 4, 2020.

  • This extension is without prejudice to the rights of any party to seek further extension and is subject to revision as future conditions may warrant.

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