What's New in ECF - Archive 2007

What's New in ECF 2007 Archive

 
December 2007

Claims Activity Report. Claims Activity Report has been modified to include creditor's ID number. This number displays directly under the creditor's name.

PDF Footer. Changed CM/ECF functionality to place a single line of case information at the bottom of the PDF document when it is reviewed or printed from ECF. The PDF will be stamped with the case number, document number, file date, and page number. This is available to internal and external users.

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November 2007

Chapter 13 Discharge Events for post-BAPCPA cases. Please review the specific division procedures regarding items that must be submitted prior to the granting of a discharge in Chapter 13 cases (filed since 10/17/2005). Two new attorney events were created to assist with the process.

Debtor's Statement re Pending Proceedings. New event created to reflect the changes in the local rules. San Jose Division will notice this document to all parties. This event is under the Bankruptcy -> Miscellaneous menu.

Debtor's Certification in Support of Discharge. New event created to reflect the changes in the local rules. San Francisco, Santa Rosa, and Oakland Divisions will notice this document to all parties. This event is under the Bankruptcy -> Miscellaneous menu.

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October 2007 Motion to Waive Fee. Event has been modified to add a question regarding IFP. If the attorney answers yes, then it will display an error message and prevent the attorney from docketing this event.
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September 2007 Stipulation to Continue Hearing. Event has been modified to remove the hearing information screen for the San Jose Division. The event will remain the same for all other divisions.
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August 2007

no changes.

 

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July 2007

Returned E-Mail / Attorney Leaves a Firm policy - Consistent with our new policy of actions required when attorneys change firms, two events were modified

Substitution of Attorney -The event has been modified to prevent the party and attorney information from displaying twice. The new attorney prompt has been changed to display in red.

Notice of Appearance and Request for Notice - If the FIRM retains the cases they docket this event on each case. One PDF is acceptable for multiple docket events. The event has been modified to allow the attorney of record to be replaced with another attorney within the firm.

Notice of Change of Address - If the ATTORNEY is taking cases with them, they docket this event on each case. One PDF is acceptable for multiple docket events. No changes were made to this event


Failure to File Pre-Petition Tax Documents. A new process is adopted in the Northern District where the Case Trustee may request a Dismissal if the debtor fails to submit pre-petition required tax documents to the trustee.

Debtor's Failure to File Tax Documents. New event created under the Bankruptcy -> US Trustee/Trustee menu -> Debtor's Failure to File Tax Documents. This is a docket text only event. The trustees will enter this event when debtors failed to submit the tax documents. (Trustee only)

Order and Notice Regarding Failure to Submit Tax Returns. New event created under the Bankruptcy -> Orders/Opinions -> Other Orders menu -> Failure to Submit Tax Returns. Court users will docket this event and generate the OFT notice, after the trustee has entered the Debtor's Failure to File Tax Documents. (Court event only)

Request to Dismiss for Failure to Submit Tax Returns. New event created under the Bankruptcy -> US Trustee/Trustee menu -> Request to Dismiss for Failure to Submit Tax Returns. This is a docket text only event. The trustees will enter this event after the notice has been sent and the fifteen day deadline has passed.

Other Event modifications:

Appellee Designation. Event has been modified to add a text box

Stipulation to Allow Claims. Event has been modified to allow users to link to other documents

Request to Remove Email from Case In order to stop receiving emails from a main bankruptcy case in which you are no longer an active participant, you must file the event, Request to Remove Email from Case, on every adversary proceeding in which you are a participant. For complete information see our announcement.

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June 2007

Claims Register - The start date of this report has been changed to default to "01/01/1990."

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May 2007

Notice of Proposed Use, Sale or Lease of Property. Modified event to add a question regarding the property value. If it is over $2500.00, it will prevent the users from moving forward.

Judgment. Modified the display message of this event from "If The Judgment Denies Debtor Discharge Re: Sec 727, Docket 727 OBJ Flag to BK Case" to "If The Judgment Denies Debtor Discharge Re:Sec 727, Docket the Judgment Denying Debtor in the Bankruptcy Case."

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April 2007

Application for Renewal of Judgment. Created new event under the Motions category and will only be available under Adversary menu.

Application for Compensation. Program has been modified to require users to select a professional type.

Bill of Cost. Event has been modified to display the prompt, Amount Requested.

Change to B9E Notice (Chapter 13 Meeting of Creditors). Notice has been modified to add the statement, Must file before 180 days after the date relief was entered, in the governmental proof of claim field

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March 2007

Party Search. The search result message has been changed from "No person found" to "No match found" when searching the database for the appropriate party to add to the case

Notices of Electronic Filing (NEF). A bug was found where the document number on the subject line of NEF did not match with the actual document number. This is now fixed.

Motion to Convert to Chapter 7. The event has been modified to include the fee amount in the docket text

Chapter 7 Means Test. The prompt, "Enter Current Income of Individual Debtor(s):" has been changed to "Enter Current Monthly Income of Individual Debtor(s) from Line 12:"

Objection Codes. Created a new "obj" category. The purpose for creating this new category is to allow users to link and terminate the objections when the order regarding objection event is docketed. This new selection will be available when users are prompted to reference a document. Once the objection has been terminated, it will be transmitted to the AO for statistical reporting. The Objection to Transfer of Claim, Objection to Claim, Objection to Debtor's Claim of Exemption, Objection to Homestead Exemption, and Objection events have been modified to include this new type. All the above events will remain in their current menu (Applies to Objections filed after 3/19/07).

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February 2007

Pay.gov Changes

Beginning February 1, all users of Pay.gov will be required to enter the security code in order to complete the payment transaction.

Please see the CM User's Manual, Section 4 or the Credit Card Payment Instructions for more information.

Also, if a payment error occurs, the error message has been modified to provide greater clarity.

Claims filed with "0" in the amended claims field. Claims filed with a zero amended claim number will be treated as a new claim

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January 2007

Motions/Applications Category - Event Consolidation

The two events, Motion to Convert Case from Chapter 13 to Chapter 11 and the Motion to Convert Case from Chapter 7 to Chapter 11 were consolidated into one new event: Motion to Convert Case to Chapter 11

New Miscellaneous Event

A new event, Corporate Disclosure Statement, was added to the Miscellaneous menu.