LTL Management LLC, 21-30589 (MBK)


The following dates have been selected by the Court and interested parties:

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EST

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. EST

Wednseday, February 2, 2022 10:00 a.m. EST

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 through Friday, February 18, 2022 10:00 a.m. EST




Appearances may be made in-person, consistent with Court protocol, or telephonically through Court Solutions. The Court will also make hearings available via Zoom for live-feed observation only. Please find the link to the Zoom live-feed for an upcoming hearing at the bottom of this webpage.

In-Person Appearances

Individuals appearing in-person and visiting the Courthouse for observation must complete the "In-Person Pre-Appearance Sheet" in full and submit to Judge Kaplan's Chambers no later than 3:00 p.m. the business day prior to the hearing. After inputting the required information in the Sheet, click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form. A prepared email should automatically generate with the Sheet attached as a PDF. If the button does not prompt your email, please save the form and send as an attachment to MBK_appearance@njb.uscourts.govClick here for the In-Person Pre-Appearance Sheet.

Judge Kaplan's Courtroom is located on the second floor in Courtroom 8.  In addition, the Court will provide an "overflow" room (Room 248, also located on the second floor) in which interested parties can observe live-feed from the Courtroom.  Due to COVID protocol, the Court will be enforcing capacity limits in each room.  Parties who do not anticipate presenting argument during hearings are encouraged to utilize the overflow room. 

Telephonic Appearances

All requests for telephonic appearances before Judge Kaplan must be arranged through Court Solutions,, no later than 3:00 p.m. the business day prior to the hearing. To appear telephonically, first please create a Court Solutions' account. Once an account is established, applicants may submit a request to appear telephonically, which will either be approved or denied by Judge Kaplan’s Chambers. Once approved, please log into your Court Solutions' account, prior to the hearing time to access the large orange button titled “Open Hearing Dashboard” for dial-in instructions.  Dial-in information will be the same for every future reservation. To ensure the quality of the record, all calls must be made from quiet locations except in the most extreme circumstances. Parties are asked to mute their lines – and not use the hold feature – until their case is called. For call-in or sign-in problems, please contact Court Solutions directly at (917) 746-7476 or email

Pro Hac Vice Applications

Attorneys should file pro hac vice motions in New Jersey only if they intend to make an appearance on the record. To the extent an attorney plans to simply attend/observe (and not officially “make an appearance” or present argument), no pro hac vice motion is necessary.

Attorneys previously admitted pro hac vice in the Western District of North Carolina must file a pro hac vice motion to be admitted to practice in New Jersey. However, to streamline this process, attorneys may submit a “truncated” version of this motion using the Order Admitting the Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina as supporting documentation (as opposed to the various other types of supporting documentation typically required by our Local Bankruptcy Rule 9010-1). Please be advised, appropriate fees will still apply pursuant to New Jersey Court Rule 1:28-2, D.N.J. L.Civ. R. 101.1 and D.N.J. L.Civ. R. 101(c)(3).

Any pending pro hac vice applications in the Western District of North Carolina should be withdrawn and refiled in this Court according to Local Bankruptcy Rule 9010-1.




In response to the rapidly developing facts, preparedness planning and response guidance concerning COVID-19, please take note of District Court Standing Order 2021-08, which adopts specific requirements for all persons (with limited exception) seeking entry into any U.S. Courthouse in the District of New Jersey.

Among other requirements, visitors, who are not excepted persons, will be granted entry into Court facilities by either (i) providing proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or (ii) presenting proof of a negative result from a PCR test (not a rapid test) taken no more than 72 hours prior to seeking entry. Proof of identification will also be required. All persons, including those denied entry into Court facilities, for failure to provide proof of full vaccination or of a negative COVID-19 test result, may enter an appearance via Court Solutions.

All visitors to the Courthouse must wear a mask or face covering, abide by all health and hygiene signage throughout the building and may be subject to thermal temperature scanning. Visitors may adhere to social distancing at their own discretion.




Address: 402 East State Street, Trenton, N.J. 08608, Courtroom #8

Chambers Phone Number: (609) 858-9360

Chambers Email:

Communication: Judge Kaplan's staff may be contacted by telephone, email or regular mail. For emergent applications, parties should notify Chambers by email or by telephone. Parties should be guided by D.N.J. LBR 5071-1 regarding adjournment requests, which are to be made no later than three business days prior to the hearing. All requests for adjournment should be submitted on local form "Adjournment Request" and directed to the Chambers email box.  Requests for extension of time should be directed to the Chambers email.  Per D.N.J. LBR 9013-4, proposed forms of order along with proof of service are to be submitted to Judge Kaplan's Chambers e-mail address.

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The Zoom link FOR OBSERVATION PURPOSES ONLY will be posted below the morning of the hearing.

IMPORTANT:  Hearing Recording Prohibited

Any recording of a court proceeding held by video or teleconference, including "screen-shots" or other audio or visual copying of a hearing, is prohibited.  Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court-issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the Court.

**If participating via Court Solutions, Zoom may only be utilized for video purposes. The audio on the device that you are using for Zoom must be completely off. Simultaneous audio between Court Solutions and Zoom will create interference. If you fail to comply with this request, the Court may mute you or remove you from Court Solutions.**