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Consumer Legal Services, LLC BLOG

Civil Civil matters marked “take papers” on civil short calendar 10 (non-arguable calendar) and all Individual Calendaring (IndiCal) calendars are being ruled on remotely by judges on the papers and processed remotely by court staff. Civil pretrials, status conferences and trial management conferences are being conducted with judges and other parties participating remotely. Supreme &...
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The U.S. Trustee Program is extending the requirement that section 341 meetings be conducted by telephone or video appearance to all cases filed through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible U.S. Trustee or case trustee determines that an in-person examination of the debtor is required to ensure the completeness of the meeting or protection...
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On March 20, 2020, notice was issued that all Supreme and Appellate Court filings were suspended until further notice, consistent with Governor Lamont’s Executive Order, No. 7G. By order of the Chief Justice, effective June 10, 2020, the suspension that applies to Appellate filings March 20, 2020 through June 10, 2020 in cases pending before...
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FORECLOSURE AUCTION SALES: All foreclosure sales scheduled prior to August 22, 2020 are cancelled in order to prevent a potential gathering of individuals at the auction site. Accordingly, the Court opened the judgments in these matters sua sponte solely for the purposes of setting a new sale date of August 22, 2020. The Committees are...
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If you’re feeling anxious about your financial health during these uncertain times, you’re not alone. That’s why the three national credit reporting agencies are giving people weekly access to monitor their credit report — for free. This is some helpful news, because staying on top of your credit report is one important tool to help...
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Bankruptcy Courts continue to be fully operational with electronic filings and telephonic hearings. If you are curious about qualification, reach out and I will test you for free. More and more State Courts are re-opening to the public and expanding services virtually using Microsoft Teams. Important foreclosure dates to remember: In general Law Days are set...
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The FTC continues to seek out and warn sellers who peddle so-called Coronavirus treatments with no proof they work. If you see an ad that says a product can prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19, stop. Think to yourself: if there’s actually been a medical breakthrough, am I really going to hear about it for the...
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What happens if the presumption of abuse arises? If the presumption of abuse arises, creditors may have the right to file a motion to dismiss the case under § 707(b) of the Bankruptcy Code. The debtor may rebut the presumption by showing special circumstances. What is exempt property? The debtor is permitted by law to...
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Effective Monday, June 29, the Judicial Branch is targeting the resumption of limited operations in four additional courthouse locations: the Judicial District courthouses in Danbury, Milford and Stamford, and at the Geographical Area No.11 courthouse in Danielson. This expansion will bring the number of open courthouses to 17 –the Supreme and Appellate courts, 13 Superior...
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