The Trustee's Final Report and Account can be noticed up on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
If you will be setting more than Ten (10) Adversary Status Hearing Dates on a Bankruptcy Matter, please contact the Judge's Chambers for the Day and Time for said Hearing.
Chapter 13 Fee Applications Notice and Hearing Required
Chapter 13 Retention and Fees
Standing Order No.1 - Signature Stamp
Standing Order No.2 - Requirements for Court Copies
Required Form - Final Pretrial Order
Required Form - Order Allowing Re-Opening of Bankruptcy Case
Required Form - Order Determining Value of Collateral
Required Form - Order Permitting the Sale of Real Estate
Required Form - Order Permitting the Refinancing of Real Estate
Required Form - Order Setting Scheduling Conference
Required Form - Scheduling Order
The court reminds that Local Rule 2090-5(A)(3) requires that individual lawyers file appearances, not law firms. If the attorney files a proposed order that awards compensation jointly to the attorney and the law firm, the court will sign it, but not an order that awards compensation to a law firm
Effective Monday, July 10, 2023, the following will apply for Judge Cox’s court call:
Video access to the court proceedings in Judge Cox’s courtroom is available only for parties with matters before the court and their attorneys. Non-parties may have access in the courtroom.
It is recommended that parties and their attorneys join the call 15 minutes early to identify themselves, if need be. For those who join by phone, please rename yourself with your first and last name.
This court reminds those who attend its proceedings that federal law prohibits (whether in-person or remotely) the recording, photographing, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings.
Starting November 7, 2022, all trials before Judge Cox will be conducted in court.
Face masks must be worn in Judge Cox’s courtroom. (Exceptions: an attorney who is examining a witness and a witness who is testifying.)
Zoom for Government can be accessed at www.zoomgov.com. Continue to use the following Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode when presenting a motion before Judge Cox:
Monday Chapter 13 Calls
Meeting ID: 161 273 2896
Tuesday Chapters 7 and 11 calls
Meeting ID: 161 273 2896
To join by telephone:
1-669-254-5252 Or 1-646-828-7666
Meeting ID: 1612732896
PLEASE SEE "Not Sitting" TAB ABOVE FOR DATES THE JUDGE IS NOT SITTING
Motions to continue an automatic stay pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 362 (c)(3) or to impose an automatic stay under § 362 (c)(4) must:
For all contested matters (as defined in Bankruptcy Rule 9014), the motion or request must be served in compliance with Rule 7004. Corporations must be served as required under Rule 7004(b)(3) on an officer, managing or general agent, or on any agent authorized by appointment or by law to receive service of process. Service of a corporation at a P.O. Box to which payments are sent is not sufficient under Rule 7004(b)(3). An insured depository institution (as defined in section 3 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act) must be served under Rule 7004(h).
Cases filed under Chapters 7, 11 and 12:
All attorneys or other professionals in cases filed under Chapters 7, 11 and 12 seeking approval of their fees must submit an itemization of their time in tenths of an hour and in the format required under Local Rule 5082-1.
Cases filed under Chapter 13:
For adversary proceedings the court may set discovery deadlines and enter a pretrial order at the first status hearing.
Each party shall bring to court enough pre-marked copies of each exhibit to provide a copy to the court, all attorneys and witnesses.
For Trial Exhibits in excess of fifty (50) pages, the court requires one (1) physical set of pre-marked exhibits and one (1) electronic set (USB Drive) of pre-marked exhibits to be delivered to the Intake Counter for the Clerk of the Court on or before the Submission Date.
Motions that are noticed for an incorrect date, time, or location will automatically be stricken prior to the date noticed for hearing in the motion. Emergency motions that are scheduled for hearing without receiving prior approval from Judge Cox will also be stricken. The courtroom deputy will inform you prior to the hearing date noticed in the motion if the motion has been stricken. If a motion has been stricken, a party wishing to have the court consider the request made in the stricken motion must re-notice the motion for an appropriate hearing date.
A motion will be stricken in court if the movant fails to appear to present the motion.
Judge Cox hears applications for payment of unclaimed funds on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. when she is sitting.
To file an application for payment of unclaimed funds, see the instructions here: https://www.ilnb.uscourts.gov/unclaimed-funds-instructions
To determine whether you are owed unclaimed funds in a case, use the search function here: https://ucf.uscourts.gov/