New Federal Rules Amendments, Fee Changes, Disputed Ownership Funds

Release Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Please be aware that the fee schedule for the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has been updated to reflect increases approved by the Judicial Conference in September of 2016. The new fees are effective December 1, 2016. You may review the new fee schedule on our web site at the following link: http://www.laed.uscourts.gov/CASES/fee.htm

There are several amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Criminal Procedure that are effective December 1, 2016. For full descriptions of the amendments, please refer to the US Courts website at the following link: http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/current-rules-practice-procedure

In addition to the change in the fee schedule, the Court has issued a General Order which describes future updates necessary to be compliant with new IRS rules for investment earnings on interpleader funds deposited under 28 U.S.C. section 1335 ("disputed ownership funds'') held in court registries.  Click here for: General Order Regarding Deposit and Investment of Registry Funds