The presumptive interest rate in Chapter 13 cases to be applied to a secured claim has been changed to 5.25%, effective for cases filed on or after May 15, 2009 (Operating Order 09-02). The Court thanks the members of the Interest Rate Committee for their work and recommendation.
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The United States Trustee and The United States Attorney have advised the Court of a criminal prosecution which may be of interest to the bar. On April 15, 2009, a Georgia woman pled guilty in federal court in Columbia to one count of making false statements in a bankruptcy petition. The debtor failed to disclose previous bankruptcy cases and that she was the subject of an order barring her from filing further cases. The United States Attorney continues to investigate and prosecute other cases of alleged bankruptcy fraud. A copy of the press release is attached.
The reading of the uncontested matters on Judge Waites' docket for April 21, 2009 in Charleston has been rescheduled from 9:00 a.m to 8:30 a.m.
As previously announced, the Bankruptcy Bar Social this evening at 5:00 p.m. has been moved to the Flying Saucer located at 931 Senate Street. We look forward to seeing you there.
Liberty Taproom has just informed us that they will now be hosting a large party Thursday evening that will conflict with our event. As a result, the Bankruptcy Bar Social scheduled for this Thursday, April 2, at 5:00 p.m. has been moved to the Flying Saucer located at 931 Senate Street. The Judges and Clerk of Court hope to see you there.