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Thu, 07/20/2017

On July 12 in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Aaron Leroy Waring, Jr. was sentenced to probation for five years and three months of home confinement for his role in a bankruptcy fraud scheme in which he filed...

Thu, 06/29/2017

Pursuant to Judge Waites’ Chambers Guidelines, the deadline for parties to submit Joint Statements of Dispute and Requests for Continuances is 10:00 a.m., two (2) business days before the scheduled hearing.  Because of the July 4 Holiday, please...

Fri, 06/23/2017

Judge Burris invites bar members and their office staff to meet after court on Wednesday, June 28th in the 2nd floor courtroom in Columbia to discuss case procedures and matters of interest to the bar. It is anticipated this event will commence...

Mon, 06/05/2017

Judge Burris invites bar members and their office staff to meet after court on June 28th in the 2nd floor courtroom in Columbia to discuss case procedures and matters of interest to the bar. It is anticipated this event will commence around 10:30...

Wed, 05/17/2017

New Exhibit A to SC LBR 3015-5, the Certification of Plan Completion and Request for Discharge, must be used in Chapter 13 cases. A copy can be found ...

Tue, 05/09/2017

The Spartanburg Chapter 13 Consent/Dispute self-scheduling calendar for August forward will reflect the following changes:

10:00 a.m. - Chapter 13 consent docket  

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Mon, 04/24/2017

Judge Waites invites members of the bankruptcy bar and their staff to a meeting to review recent changes to his Chambers Guidelines on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Charleston courtroom. Chambers recommends...

Tue, 04/18/2017

Judge Waites invites members of the bankruptcy bar and their staff to a meeting to review recent changes to his Chambers Guidelines on Thursday April 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Columbia courtroom. A similar meeting will be held...

Mon, 04/17/2017

The Court has made two new CM/ECF events available for use in cases assigned to Judge Waites as well as updated one event currently in effect, which are available starting today, Monday April 17, 2017. These events eliminate the need for counsel...

Thu, 04/13/2017

Judge Waites invites members of the bankruptcy bar and their staff to a meeting to review the new Chambers Guidelines on Thursday April 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Columbia courtroom, and in the Charleston courtroom on ...

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