CLLA Update-Texas Bankrutpcy Court Proposes Rules
Sharon Edmondson, Washington Legislative Team Member | February 13, 2015
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas requested comments by Feb 13 on proposed local rules outlining procedures for redacting and sealing documents. The proposed amendment, Local Rule 5003-1(g), discourages sealing of documents but outlines what needs to be done if information needs to be redacted or sealed.
Instructions for filing documents under seal are on the court’s website. Once all comments are reviewed, the bankruptcy judges will meet and decide whether or not to adopt the new rules.
The proposed rule is at http://www.taxs.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy/5003-1(g)SealingRule.pdf