March 23rd Update on CORONAVIRUS ISSUES – 341 MEETINGS

Please see the updated information from Gary Dyer at the U.S. Trustee’s office.


For last week’s 341 meetings, which were all in Spokane, here is the new date and time, and the conference line is Spokane/ Richland:  1-877-953-9294  Access code:  4822893# :

Kevin O’Rourke

March 17th  at 9 AM moves to March 31st at 11 AM

March 17th at 10 AM moves to March 31st at noon.

John Munding

March 18th at  9 AM moves to April 1 at 1:30 pm

March 18th at 10 AM moves to April 1st at 2:30 pm

Chapter 13s – Dan Brunner

March 19th at 10 AM moves to April 2nd at 11 AM

For the meetings scheduled for March 31st, April 1st and April 2nd, they will be by telephone at the same date and time.  Spokane/ Richland: 1-877-953-9294  Access code:  4822893#.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Meetings of Creditors

Monday, March 16, 2020

The United States Trustee has announced the following:  Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined.  Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors.  Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules.   This effects meetings scheduled for chapter 7s set on March 17th, and 18th, and  chapter 13 cases set on March 19th, 2020.   Meetings already noticed as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.


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