LTL Management LLC, 21-30589 (MBK)

This website provides up-to-date procedural and logistical information regarding the LTL Management, LLC case. Please refer to this website before emailing Chambers.

Click the following links for more information:

  • Hearing Datesfor a list of our upcoming hearing dates and times
  • Transcripts - for information on how to order transcripts
  • Appearances - for information on how to make appearances (both in-person and telephonic), as well as information regarding pro hac vice applications
  • Courthouse Protocol - for information regarding requirments to visit the Courthouse pursuant to the latest District Court Standing Order
  • Zoom - for information regarding live-feed of Court proceedings via Zoom for observational purposes only



Unless noted otherwise, all hearings will be conducted live and via Zoom.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 10:00 a.m. EST - Omnibus date

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 a.m. EST - Omnibus date




To order a transcript of a court proceeding, please contact the Electronic Court Recording Operator for Judge Kaplan:

Bruce Jackson



Appearances may be made in-person, consistent with Court protocol, or telephonically through Court Solutions.  Please be advised that appearances need only be made if parties intend to present argument and/or speak during hearings.  To the extent parties wish to simply observe, parties can register for "listen-only" mode via Court-Solutions.  Also, to the extent possible, the Court will make hearings available via Zoom for live-feed observation only. Please find more information as well as the link to the Zoom live-feed for an upcoming hearing at the bottom of this webpage.

In-Person Appearances

ANY INDIVIDUAL visiting the Courthouse, whether appearing in-person for argument or 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, which may automatically generate a prepared email with the Sheet attached as a PDF. If the button does not prompt an 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 2022-01, which adopts specific requirements for all persons (with limited exception) seeking entry into any U.S. Courthouse in the District of New Jersey.

Except as otherwise provided, the wearing of face coverings or masks is now optional, and is no longer required, of persons seeking entry to or occupying the public areas of Court facilities within the District of New Jersey, and further, social distancing is no long required of such persons because employees are fully vaccinated and boosted, and visitors are allowed entry to Court facilities only upon proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, pursuant to Standing Order 2021-08.

Although masks are not required, all persons are permitted and encouraged to wear a face covering or a mask if they so choose. Visitors may be subject to thermal temperature scanning.



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.

PLEASE NOTE  the Zoom information for the October 25, 2022 hearing will be posted prior to the hearing.