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Chapter 9 of the the United States Bankruptcy Code provides a financially distressed municipality protection from its creditors while it develops and negotiates a plan for adjusting its debts. In a chapter 9 case, the bankruptcy court is generally limited to: determining if the debtor is eligible for filing a chapter 9 case; confirming a plan of debt adjustment; and ensuring implementation of the plan. Learn more about chapter 9 by visiting http://www.uscourts.gov.
The City of San Bernardino filed for bankruptcy protection under chapter 9 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on August 1, 2012. The case was filed in the Court's Riverside Division and was assigned case number 6:12-bk-28006. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has designated Judge Meredith A. Jury to preside over the case.
Parties who would like to listen, by telephone, in real time to matters being heard in the City of San Bernardino case, must contact the court clerk at least two (2) full working days prior to a scheduled hearing by calling 951-774-1091. Once the court clerk has given you permission to listen in, immediately contact Court Call at 866-582-6878 to ensure you are added to the Court Call manifest.
Please be advised that Clerk's Office staff are prohibited by law from giving legal advice or performing any legal services on your behalf. Court employees must remain neutral in order to preserve the integrity and independence of the Court. Court employees may, however, provide procedural advice..
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