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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.

Thu, 10/12/2017

For the hearings before Judge Waites that are scheduled for tomorrow, October 13, 2017, in Charleston, SC, Judge Waites is anticipating presiding over them by video conference from Columbia, SC. To minimize expense and travel, counsel...

Tue, 10/10/2017

Additional proposed changes to Exhibit A to SC LBR 9013-4 were inadvertently omitted from the summary of proposed changes that were sent out for comment on October 3.  The following matters are proposed to be...

Tue, 10/03/2017

The Local Rules Committee has proposed revisions to the Court’s local rules.  While all of the judges have not yet fully reviewed the revisions, due to time constraints and a December 1 implementation deadline, these...

Tue, 09/26/2017

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina seeks to fill the position of Case Administrator. Information about the position and application procedures are contained in the attached...

Fri, 09/22/2017

In February of this year, following the lead of other districts with a Loss Mitigation/Mortgage Modification (“LM/MM”) program, Judge Waites implemented a mediation requirement in all LM/MM cases that utilize the Portal.  

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Mon, 09/11/2017

In regards to Judge Waites' September 13, 2017 Charleston docket, please plan to proceed as scheduled. Due to weather conditions, the Court has extended today's 10:00 a.m. deadline for calendar removal requests until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday,...

Fri, 08/25/2017

The December 1, 2017 amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure adopt a national chapter 13 plan form (Official Form 113) unless a district adopts a local form in compliance with Rule 3015.1. The United States Bankruptcy Court for...

Fri, 08/18/2017

In light of the heavy traffic and delays expected due to the influx of people in South Carolina for the eclipse, the Charleston and Spartanburg divisional offices will be closed on Monday, August 21, 2017. Due to scheduled hearings, the Columbia...

Thu, 08/03/2017

The United States Bankruptcy Court is requesting OPEN MARKET quote submissions for support services of our Video Teleconferencing Courtrooms (VTC) and to perform controller upgrades. PROPOSALS ARE DUE BY 4:00PM eastern...

Tue, 08/01/2017

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina seeks to fill the position of Case Administrator. Information about the position and application procedures are contained in the...

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