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San Fernando Division Case Assignments To Los Angeles Division Judges

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Effective December 1, 2010, a portion of newly filed Chapter 11 San Fernando Valley Division bankruptcy cases will be assigned to Judge Alan M. Ahart of the Los Angeles Division.  Judge Ahart will relocate to the San Fernando Valley Division in 2011.

Also effective on December 1, 2010, all pending bankruptcy cases, jointly administered cases and related adversary proceeding in Judge Thompson’s San Fernando Valley Division case Meruelo Maddux Properties, Inc., a DE Corp. (1:09-bk-13356-KT) will be reassigned to Judge Victoria S. Kaufman. The initials following the reassigned bankruptcy cases and/or adversary proceeding numbers shall be changed from “KT” to “VK”. Judge Kaufman will relocate to the San Fernando Valley Division on January 3, 2011.

Until they relocate to the San Fernando Valley Division, unless notified otherwise, hearings on San Fernando Valley Division cases assigned to Judges Ahart and Kaufman will be held in the Los Angeles Division. Parties appearing before Judge Ahart are to appear in Los Angeles Division Courtroom 1375, and parties for hearings before Judge Kaufman are to appear at Los Angeles Division in Courtroom 1675. Papers filed on San Fernando Valley Division cases assigned to the Los Angeles Division judges shall be filed either electronically or, for non-registered ECF users, at the Intake area of the San Fernando Valley Division. Delivery of the judge’s copies of documents filed in the San Fernando Valley Division cases are to be made to Judge Ahart’s and Judge Kaufman’s chambers in the Los Angeles Division, 255 East Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

For additional information on these matters, please contact the chambers of the appropriate judge. For additional information regarding the reassigned cases, please call the appropriate contact listed below:

Chambers Telephone Number
Courtroom Deputy Telephone Number
Judge Kathleen Thompson
Judge Alan M. Ahart
Judge Victoria S. Kaufman


November 23, 2010
PN 10-026