General Orders No Longer In Effect

General Order
Number
Description
2014-1 Required Use of Court-approved Document Preparation Software Prior to Commencing Loss Mitigation Superseded by General Order 2014-2
2013-13 Court Operations in the Absence of an Appropriation or Continuing Resolution Superseded by General Order 2013-14
2013-11 Amendment to Local Rule 9020-4 (f) and Replacement of Local Form 46 by an online Loss Mitigation Final Report Superseded by General Order 2014-2
2013-9 Assignment of Cases Superseded by 2014-3
2013-8 Order Governing Transfer of Pending Chapter 13 Cases Superseded by General Order 2013-9
2013-6 Assignment of Chapter 11 Cases Superseded by General Order 2013-9
2013-2 Order Governing Transfer of Pending Judge Judith K. Fitzgerald Cases Superseded by General Order 2013-9
2013-1 Assignment of Cases Superseded by General Order 2013-9
2012-9 Assignment of Cases Superseded by General Order 2013-1.
2012-8 Implementation of Interim Local Bankruptcy Rules 3002-2, 5007-1 and 9037-1, and Local Forms 37 and 38 Superseded by General Order 2013-5.
2012-7 Establishment of Loss Mitigation Program and Procedures Superseded by General Order 2013-5.
2012-6 Procedure for Submitting Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law Consistent with Fed. R. Bankr.P.9033 Superseded by General Order 2013-5.
2012-5 Exemption from Electronic Public Access Fees for Alan White for a One-Year Period Expired.
2012-4 Exemption from Electronic Public Access Fees for Daniel A. Austin for a One-Year Period Expired.
2012-3 Certain Administrative and General Orders and Court Procedures Superseded by General Order 2013-9
2012-2 Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules Superseded by General Order 2013-5
2012-1 Exemption from Electronic Public Access Fees for Elizabeth Warren for a One-Year Period Expired.
2011-6 Order Governing Transfer of Pending Judge Bernard Markovitz Cases Superseded by General Order 2013-9
2011-5 Assignment of Cases
2011-4 Consolidated Model Equal Employment Opportunity and Employee Dispute Resolution Plan. Superseded by General Order 2013-3.
2011-2 Exemption of PACER Fees for Anne Lawton for a One-Year Period Expired.
2011-1 Court Security Superseded by General Order 2013-4.
2010-10 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 2011-5.
2010-9 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 2011-5.
2010-8 Exemption of PACER Fees for Elizabeth Warren for a One-Year Period. Expired.
2010-7 Exemption of PACER Fees for Qianqian Huang for a One-Year Period. Expired.
2010-6 Pro Hac Vice Motions. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2010-5 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 2011-5.
2010-4 Exemption of PACER Fees for Anne Lawton for a One-Year Period. Expired.
2010-3 Exemption of PACER Fees for Lois R. Lupica for a One-Year Period. Expired.
2010-2 Electronic Case Filing Procedure #14 Modified to Allow Limited Filers To Electronically File Additional Types of Documents. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2010-1 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 2011-5.
2009-10 Amendments to General Order 2009-8. Superseded by General Order 2012-2.
2009-9 Exemption of PACER Fees for Elizabeth Warren for a One-Year Period. Expired.
2009-8 Adoption of Amendments to Local Rules, Court Procedures Manual, Local Forms, and General Orders. Superseded by General Order 2012-2.
2009-7 Adoption of Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules. Superseded by General Order 2012-2.
2009-6 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 2010-1.
2009-5 Exemption of PACER Fees for MIT Professor Antoinette Schoar for a One-Year Period. Expired.
2009-4 Dismissal for Failure To File the List of 20 largest Unsecured Creditors. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2009-3 Exemption of PACER Fees for Associate Professor of Law Anne Lawton of Michigan State University for a One-Year Period. Expired.
2009-2 Exemption of PACER Fees for Associate Professor Robert Howard, J.D., Ph.D., and Shenita Brazelton of Georgia State University for a One-Year Period. Expired.
2009-1 Exemption of PACER Fees for Jialan Wang, Tal Gross, and Matthew Notowidigdo of MIT for a One-Year Period. Expired.
2008-7 Rescission of General Order 2005-4 (Adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rules) and Retention of Interim Rule 5012. Superseded by General Order 2012-2.
2008-6 Electronic Transcripts and Redaction Policy. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2008-5 Chapter 13 Proof of Claim Filing Requirements; General Order 2000-2 Rescinded. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2008-4 Exemption of PACER Fees for Professor Antoinette Schoar, Professor Tom Chang, and Michael Sugar of MIT for a One-Year Period. Expired.
2008-3 Exemption of PACER Fees for Professor Elizabeth Warren for a One-Year Period. Expired.
2008-2 Adoption of Revised Chapter 13 Plan. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2008-1 Increase in Chapter 13 Counsel Fee. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2007-5 Exemption of PACER Fees for Professor Adam J. Levitin for a One-Year Period. Expired.
2007-3 Setting of Claims Bar Date in Chapter 11 Cases. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2007-2 Exemption of PACER Fees for Professor Elizabeth Warren of Harvard Law School for One-Year Period. Expired.
2007-1 Exemption of PACER Fees for Professor Hülya Eraslan of Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania for One-Year Period. Expired.
2006-4 Amendment to Interim Rule 1007 and Revised Official Forms. Superseded by General Order 2012-2.
2006-3 Exemption of PACER Fees for Professor Antoinette Schoar, Professor Tom Chang, and Samantha O'Keefe of MIT for One-Year Period. Expired.
2006-2 Exemption of PACER Fees for Professor Elizabeth Warren of Harvard Law School for One-Year Period. Expired.
2006-1 Filing Fees as to All Clients Represented or Formerly Represented by Certain Counsel. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2005-7 Adoption of Revised Chapter 13 Plan and Related Rules and Procedures. Superseded by General Order 2008-2.
2005-6 Debtors Asserting Exception to Limitation to Automatic Stay under 11 U.S.C. § 362(l) and Procedure for Receiving Rent Deposits. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2005-5 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 2009-6.
2005-4 Adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rules. Superseded by General Order 2012-2.
2005-3 Exemption of PACER Fees for Drs. Lars Lefgren and Frank McIntyre of Brigham Young University for Three-Month Period. Expired.
2005-2 Exemption of PACER Fees for Professor Elizabeth Warren of Harvard Law School for One-Year Period. Expired.
2004-5 Adoption of Local Rules, Forms, Court Procedures Manual and Electronic Case Filing Procedures. Superseded by General Order 2012-2.
2004-3 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 2005-5.
2004-1 Approval of Local Bankruptcy Rules. Superseded by General Order 2012-2.
2003-6 CM/ECF Training/Testing; Continuing Legal Education Credits Withheld. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2003-4 Increase in Transcript Fee Rates Charged. Superseded by General Order 2007-4.
2003-1 Electronic Filing and Proposed Local Rules. Superseded by General Order 2012-2.
2002-5 Exemption of PACER fees for Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA): Rescinded with General Order 2004-2
2002-3 Exemption of PACER Fees for Panel Trustees for Eight Month Period. Expired.
2002-2 Chapter 13 Plan Combined with Claims by Debtor Pursuant to FRBP 3004. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2002-1 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 2004-3.
2001-1 Application for Professional Fees/Compensation and Expenses in Chapter 13 Cases. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2000-4 Motion for Wage Attachment. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2000-3 Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9019 and Fed. R. Civ. P. 26. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
2000-2 Proofs of Claim in Chapter 13 Cases. Rescinded by General Order 2008-5.
2000-1 Court Electronic Noticing Procedures. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
1999-3 Chapter 13 Plan Combined with Claims by Debtors Pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 3004 - Local Bankruptcy Form 21. Superseded by Local Rule 3015-1 and General Order 2002-2.
1999-2 Student Practice. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
1999-1 Procedures for Filing Matters Under Seal. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
1998-2 Student Practice. Superseded by General Order 1999-2.
1998-1 Consolidated Model Equal Employment Opportunity and Employment Dispute Resolution Plan. Superseded by General Order 2011-4.
1997-6 Consolidated Model Equal Employment Opportunity and Employment Dispute Resolution Plan. Superseded by General Order 1998-1.
1997-5 Court Security. Superseded by General Order 2011-1.
1997-4 Mediation of Matters: Superseded by General Court Procedure #4
1997-3 Chapter 13 Plan Summary Combined with with Notice of Claims by Debtor; Chapter 13 Plan Combined with Claims by Debtors Pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 3004. Rescinded by General Order 1999-3 and General Order 2002-2
1997-2 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 2002-1.
1997-1 Setting of Claims Bar Date in Chapter 11 Cases. Rescinded by General Order 2007-3
1996-2 Request for Notices Filed on Behalf of Creditors. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
1996-1 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 1997-2.
1995-1 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 1996-1.
1993-1 Local Bankruptcy Rule 7016.1. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
1992-4 Local Bankruptcy Rule 1007.2c. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
1992-3 Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013.4. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
1992-1 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 1995-1.
1991-5 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 1992-1.
1991-4 Administration of Chapter 13 Cases. Superseded by General Order 1992-2.
1991-3 Zero Balance Statements, Cancelled Checks, and Report for Bankruptcy Judges; Rescinding of General Order 1986-3 and General Order 1989-5. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
1991-2 Standard Procedure for Deposit and Withdrawal of Registry Account Funds. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
1990-3 Discharge of Certain Counsel from Duties. No longer in effect.
1990-2 Order Regarding Certain Counsel as Trustee. No longer in effect.
1990-1 Order Regarding Certain Counsel as Trustee. No longer in effect.
1989-7 Treasury Department Circular 154 Collateralization. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
1989-6 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 1991-5.
1989-5 Zero Balance Statement, Cancelled Checks, and Report for Bankruptcy Judges. Rescinded by General Order 1991-3
1989-4 Order to Employers Subject to Certain Wage Attachment. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
1989-3 U.S. Trustee's Office Ordered To Prepare List of Certain Chapter 7 Cases filed 1987 Through 1989 and Assigned to Judge Judith K. Fitzgerald. No longer in effect.
1989-2 Certain Counsel To File List of Pending Bankruptcy Cases and Adversary Actions. No longer in effect.
1989-1 Waiver of Portions of Local Bankruptcy Rule 1019.1A on Motions To Convert Filed by Assistant U.S. Trustee in Chapter 11 Cases Commenced. Between October 1, 1979 and November 26, 1986. No longer in effect.
1988-4 Activities of the Internal Revenue Service and Other Taxing Bodies. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
1988-3 Clerk's Office To Maintain Public Hours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Superseded by General Order 1990-4.
1988-2 Reassignment of Cases Filed by Certain Counsel. No longer in effect.
1988-1 Public Hours for Clerk's Office. No longer in effect.
1987-13 Pittsburgh Division Statutory Chapter 13 Trust's Employment of Accountants.
1987-12 Payment of Interest Earned on Chapter 13 Funds During Current Fiscal Year to Chapter 13 Fee and Expense Fund.
1987-11 Registry Fund Deposit of Check from Seminole Management Associates, Ltd.
1987-10 Registry Fund Deposit of Estate Proceeds.
1987-9 Registry Fund Deposit of Estate Proceeds.
1987-8 Use of Fiscal Year 1986 Excess Interest for Chapter 13 Audit Expenses.
1987-7 Audit of Standing Chapter 13 Trustees.
1987-6 Bankruptcy Cases Filed in Erie and Assigned to Honorable Judith K. Fitzgerald. No longer in effect.
1987-5 Assignment of Cases. Superseded by General Order 1989-6.
1987-4 Reassignment of Cases Under Bankruptcy Act of 1898 Pending Before Judge Joseph L. Cosetti and Judge Bernard Markovitz to Judge Judith K. Fitzgerald. No longer in effect.
1987-3 Affirmative Action Plan. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
1987-2 Registry Funds and Registry Fund Accounts. No longer in effect pursuant to General Order 2012-3.
1987-1 Order to Employers Subject to Certain Wage Attachments. No longer in effect.
1986-13 Order Staying Payments to Unsecured Creditors in Certain Pending Chapter 13 Cases.
1986-12 Order to Employers Subject to Certain Wage Attachments.
1986-11 Order Fixing Procedures for Trustee Transition.
1986-10 Registry Fund Deposit in Case 83-319, Mesta Machine Company.
1986-9 Assignment of Cases.
1986-8 Adoption of Local Bankruptcy Rules. Superseded by General Order 2012-2.
1986-7 Order Directing Clerk to Pay Trustee Blanket Bond Premium.
1986-6 Certain Trustees Not to Be Appointed as Interim Trustees.
1986-5 Assignment of All Pittsburgh Division Cases to Gary J. Gaertner, Chapter 13 Trustee.
1986-4 Collection and Deposit of Bond Fees. No longer in effect.
1986-3 Zero Balance Statement and Cancelled Checks. Rescinded by General Order 1991-3.
1986-2 Collection and Deposit of Bond Fees. No longer in effect.
1986-1 Closing of Mellon Bank Account No. 197-8027. No longer in effect.
1985-8 Order Appointing Chapter 13 Standing Trustee.
1985-7 Order Implementing Additional change in Payment of Bond Fee.
1985-6 Appointment of Chief Judge of United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
1985-5 Assignment of Cases.
1985-3 Duplicate Copy Requirement in All Bankruptcy Petitions, Adversary Complaints, and All Other Pleadings Filed in Erie Division for Cases Assigned to Pittsburgh Division Judge. No longer in effect.
1985-2 Duplicate Copy Requirement in All Bankruptcy Petitions, Adversary Complaints, and All Other Pleadings Filed in Pittsburgh Division for Cases Assigned to Judge Bentz. No longer in effect.
1985-1 Official Use of Local Bankruptcy Form 9. No longer in effect.
1984-12 Order Designating Depository, Confirming Arrangement with Respect to Monthly and Quarterly Reports, and Setting Procedure for Establishment and Maintenance of Collateralization of Accounts.
1984-11 Order Directing Standing Chapter 13 Trustee to Pay Funds into Escrow.
1984-10 Standing Order Directing Trustees To Deposit Estate Assets into Interest-Bearing Accounts in Depositories Willing To Provide Financial Statements to the Court
1984-9 Order Designating Depository, Confirming Arrangement with Respect to Monthly and Quarterly Reports, and Setting Procedure for Establishment and Maintenance of Collateralization of Accounts
1984-8 Order Appointing Substitute Trustee
1984-7 Order Directing Clerk to Reimburse Trustees for Blanket Bond Premium
1984-6 Order Amending Bond Fee Percentage Payment
1984-5 Order Approving Bond Procedure
1984-4 Bond Coverage in Very Large Asset Cases (See General Order 1984-5)
1984-3 Standing Order Directing Trustees To Deposit Estate Assets into Interest-Bearing Accounts in Depositories Willing To Provide Financial Statements to Court
1984-2 Increase in Blanket Bond Coverage
1984-1 Order Designating Depository for Registry Funds
1983-5 Dual Chapter 13 Trustees' Duties
1983-4 Order Implementing Changes in the Payment of Bond Fees
1983-3 Order Removing Trustee, Appointing New Trustee and Implementing Transfer of Cases
1983-2 Order Directing Clerk To suspend Appointment of Cases to Certain Trustees Under Specified Circumstances
1983-1 Assignment of Chapter 11 Cases
1982-20 Chapter 13 Procedural Order #2
1982-19 Return of Proceeding to Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas for Allegheny County
1982-18 Return of Documents to United States District Court for Western District of Pennsylvania
1982-17 Assignment of Chapter 11 Cases
1982-16 Procedure for Request for Delayed Discharge
1982-15 Order Directing Certain Pittsburgh Division Chapter 7 Trustee to Retain Auditor
1982-14 Return of Proceeding to Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas for Westmoreland County
1982-13 Order Appointing Auditor for Certain Pittsburgh Division Chapter 13 Trustees
1982-12 Order Authorizing Establishment of Chapter 13 Trustee Bank Account
1982-11 Transmission of Record on Appeal.
1982-10 Order Authorizing Standing Chapter 13 Trustee To Deposit Funds into Interest-Bearing Accounts
1982-9 Order Appointing Chapter 13 Standing Trustee
1982-8 Adoption of Rule 14 (Amendment of Schedules) and Rule 15 (Form of Complaint - Lien Avoidance)
1982-7 Adoption of Rule 14 (Amendment of Schedules) and Rule 15 (Form of Complaint - Lien Avoidance)
1982-6 Amendment of Rule 14 and 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
1982-5 Operation of Courts During Lapse in Appropriations
1982-4 Directives for Operating U.S. Courts in Absense of Appropriations
1982-3 Tax Payments in Proceedings Commenced Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. 1101
1982-2 Appointment of Trustees and Setting of Bond
1982-1 Order Implementing Blanket Bond
1981-10 Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Compensation
1981-9 Approval of Agreement and Prior Agreement as Modified by Second Amendments to Auction Contract Application
1981-8 Order Amending Local Rule 6(c)
1981-7 Waiver of Search Fee
1981-6 Estate Administrator Appointment of Trustees and Setting of Bond
1981-5 Approval and Administration of Auction Contract Application
1981-4 Approval of Auction Contract
1981-3 Order Authorizing Establishment of Chapter 13 Trustee Bank Account
1981-2 Order Amending Interim Bankruptcy Rules
1981-1 Order Appointing Chapter 13 Standing Trustee
1980-4 Amendment to Rules of the Court: Rule 12 - Mailing Matrix; Rule 13 - Quarterly Report of Trustee's Deposits
1980-3 Seal of the Court
1980-2 Amendment to Rules of the Court: Rule 11 - Seal of the Court
1980-1 Seal of the Court
1979-1 Promulgation of Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania