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  • Status Conferences for Judge Oxholm
    Updated 8/18/22: Reinstatement of Status Conferences for Judge Oxholm.  Please click HERE for details about the new status conferences process.
  • Financial Services institutions and ACH
    Please click HERE to read about issues related to Financial Services institutions like Chime and problems setting up ACH and TSF transfers.
  • Future 341 Dockets and Court Hearing Dates List for 2024 (Updated December 2023), Updated Upcoming 341 Meetings and Hearing Dates List through January 2025
    Click here to download a list of all the updated upcoming 341 Meeting dates, as well as hearing dates for Judge Oxholm and Judge Gretchko for our office.  This document can also be found in the "Office Calendar" section in each tab.
  • Important Announcement - Gift Card Scams
    It has come to our attention that there have been attempts to convince debtors to make plan payments via gift cards.   Please click HERE to read more about this scam and what you can do to help prevent it.
  • Joint Memo Regarding Periodic Billing Statements in Bankruptcy
    Click here to read a Joint Memo from the Eastern and Western District Chapter 13 Trustees regarding Amendments to the Consumer Protection Bureau's Mortgage Servicing Rule regarding Periodic Billing Statements in Bankruptcy.  A sample of the Statement is attached to the memo.
  • New Form Chapter 13 Plan
    The Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has entered Administrative Order 17-04 regarding the use of a Local Form for a Chapter 13 Plan.  Click here to download the Court Notice.
  • New Zoom 341 Process
    Please CLICK HERE to view a memo on the new Zoom 341 process.  More updates to our 341 procedures will be posted as we gain experience with the system.  We ask that you have patience with us during the transition and that you help us with the change by communicating the Zoom meeting links and Breakout Room assignments to your clients in advance of the Meeting.   Meeting link:
    https://zoom.us/join
    Zoom Meeting ID: 763 552 0686
    Zoom Passcode: 7683050475  
  • Notice Regarding Status Conferences and Contested Dockets
    Please click the links below for instructions for each Judge related to cases administered by our office.  
  • Reports Emailed via the NDC
    On October 18th, our office will begin emailing our "Six Month" reports via the National Data Center (NDC) instead of via the US Mail.  Debtors and their attorneys will receive a link via email to go to www.ndc.org to access the reports.  If you are not yet enrolled with the NDC then now is the time!  Debtors who are not enrolled with the NDC, but for whom we have email addresses, will still get a link and will be able to view the report without joining.
  • Trustee Fee FY 2024
    Effective October 1, 2023, the US Trustee Program has established the Trustee Fee for cases administered by David Ruskin at 8.5%.  This amount can fluctuate during the course of a fiscal year as well as during the life of a Plan. We encourage the use of a rate of 10% when calculating cases to account for fluctuations in the fee during the life of the Plan.
  • Updated Who Does What (12/7/2023)
    Our Who Does What has been updated to reflect changes in the Case Analyst department.    
  • 341 and Court Calendars
    Click HERE to review the call-in information and case lists for upcoming dockets
  • Debtor Attorneys and the National Data Center
    Click here for an annoucement regarding the our office using the National Data Center to send documents and how the NDC can help debtor attorneys.  Also see our Forms directory for a document on how the NDC can help you.
  • Now Accepting TFS Payments
    The Office of Chapter 13 Trustee – David W. Ruskin is now accepting online payments via TFS, a secure, online payment service company.   Please see the Payments Online page of this site for more information.
  • Notice Regarding Stipulations