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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 Grossman’s Chambers is adopting the following procedures in all matters. [Amended December 21, 2020]

  1. 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 Certificate of No Objection and proposed order. Following receipt of the Certificate of No Objection, the Court may enter an order granting the motion without further notice or hearing. In the event the Court determines a hearing is necessary, the Court will schedule a telephonic hearing. A form of Certificate of No Objection can be found on the Court’s website under Judge Grossman’s tab, “Form Orders.”
     
  2. If, by 12pm on the business day prior to the scheduled hearing date, the Court has neither granted an adjournment request, nor received a Certificate of No Objection, the Court will hold a telephonic hearing as scheduled.
     
  3. Telephonic hearings:
     
    All parties, including attorneys, clients, and pro se parties, may appear telephonically in accordance with the instructions below. Parties do not need to request prior authorization to appear telephonically.
     
    All parties must email the Courtroom Deputy at: reg_hearings@nyeb.uscourts.gov at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled hearing to identify the parties that will appear and what case they are appearing on. All attorneys must also identify the party they represent. All phones must be placed on mute until your case is called.
     
    Below are the instructions to be used to dial in for the telephonic appearance:
    1. Dial in Number 888-557-8511
    2. Access Code – 9628493
    3. Announce who you are each time you speak
    4. Avoid the use of a speaker phone and/or cell phone. Use a landline if possible.
    5. All persons not speaking should mute their phones
  4. Failure to appear: If a party does not timely call and connect to the scheduled hearing, the hearing may proceed in their absence. If the movant does not appear, the matter may be denied for failure to appear.

Effective December 3, 2018, in all individual cases assigned to Judge Grossman, motions shall be required for all requests by debtors to enter into the Court’s loss mitigation program as follows:

The debtor shall: (a) serve the application upon the Office of the United States Trustee, the Chapter trustee and the mortgagee, in compliance with the Court’s loss mitigation procedures, (b) provide for 17 days’ notice, and (c) obtain a hearing date via the Court’s website.

The application shall: (a) include (i) the address of the subject property, (ii) the name of the mortgagee and (iii) the last 4 digits of the loan number, (b) include sufficient information to demonstrate that the debtor has a likelihood of succeeding in loss mitigation, (c) state whether the debtor has been denied loss mitigation option(s) within the year prior to the current request, and (d) if the debtor has been denied loss mitigation option(s) within the year prior to the current request, explain what circumstances have changed since the prior denial.

A motion for relief from the automatic stay pursuant to Bankruptcy Code §362 filed by the mortgagee shall be adjourned to the date of the hearing on the debtor’s loss mitigation motion.

Effective July 15, 2015, in all Chapter 7 cases assigned to Judge Grossman, motions shall be required for all applications by Chapter 7 trustees to retain counsel, except for retention of personal injury counsel. The Chapter 7 trustee shall serve the application on the Office of the United States Trustee and the debtor, provide for 14 days’ notice, and obtain a hearing date via the Court’s website.

Procedures for obtaining hearing dates, and requesting emergency hearings, adjournments, telephonic or video appearances, conferences, 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. Robert E. Grossman
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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