Judge Wedoff’s Procedure for Scheduling and Conducting Hearings on Certain Motions for Relief From the Stay in Chapter 7 Cases

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Effective January 1, 2012, Judge Wedoff will employ a new procedure for scheduling and conducting hearings on certain motions for relief from the automatic stay. The procedures will apply only in Chapter 7 cases and only to motions alleging that stay relief is warranted because the debtor has no equity in the property. The procedures will not apply to motions for relief from the stay in Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 proceedings or in motions in Chapter 7 cases where the request for relief is based on something other than the debtor’s lack of equity in the property.