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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Based on directives received from the District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and in order to protect the health of the public, Judge Scarcella’s Chambers is adopting the following procedures in all matters. These procedures are designed to limit the need to appear before the Court. Please refrain from contacting the Court during this time period unless you have a matter that requires immediate attention.

  1. Commencing March 16, 2020 and until further notice, and provided that all parties consent, parties seeking an adjournment of any motion or status conferences (including loss mitigation, pretrial conferences, and post-discovery conferences) scheduled to be heard during this time period may file with the Court a letter requesting an adjournment of the hearing.
  2. Commencing March 16, 2020 and until further notice, unopposed motions, including motions by the Chapter 13 Trustee to dismiss cases, may be granted by the Court without the need for an appearance provided that the moving party files with the Court a proposed order granting the motion along with a Certificate of No Objection at least 2 days prior to the scheduled hearing date. The Certificate of No Objection shall include the date of the filing and service of the motion, the deadline for filing an objection thereto, and a representation that (i) the motion was filed and served in a timely fashion, (ii) no objection has been filed or served on the movant, (iii) there is no objection, responsive pleading or request for a hearing with respect to the motion on the docket, and (iv) movant is aware of no informal objection. Following receipt of the Certificate of No Objection, the Court may enter an order granting the motion without further pleading, hearing or request. In the event the Court determines a hearing is necessary, a hearing shall be scheduled by an order of the Court. A form of Certificate of No Objection can be found on the Court’s website under Judge Scarcella’s tab, “Form Orders.”
  3. Motions scheduled for hearings after March 16, 2020 that are opposed shall be heard as scheduled unless otherwise directed by the Court.
  4. Notwithstanding the above, in the event any party requires a hearing, the party may contact Chambers at to request such hearing. The Courtroom Deputy will respond by email advising whether the Court grants or denies such request. If the request is granted, the hearing will be conducted telephonically and the Courtroom Deputy will respond by email, providing a dial in number and instructions.

Procedures for obtaining hearing dates, and requesting emergency hearings, adjournments, telephonic or video appearances, and concerning chambers copies, submission of orders, notices of presentment, and other matters may be found by clicking the Judges' Procedures tab.

Mailing address:

Hon. Louis A. Scarcella
United States Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of New York
Alfonse M. D'Amato Federal Courthouse
290 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, New York 11722

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