This event is programmed in CM/ECF to automatically transmit statistical information to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts pursuant to statutory mandates of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA).  Please be sure this is the most appropriate event for the pleading you are filing.


For instructions on filing a Notice of Settlement of Controversy in a bankruptcy case, click here.



STEP 1           Click on Adversary


STEP 2           Click on Misc. Events


STEP 3           Enter case number; click [NEXT]


STEP 4           Select Notice of Settlement of Controversy


STEP 5           If this is a joint filing, place a check in the box and click [NEXT].  If this is not a joint filing, click [NEXT] to skip this screen.


STEP 6           Select the Party or click  Add/Create New Party


TIP - If you selected Add/Create New Party, a Search screen and a Party Information screen will follow.  You MUST select a Role Type from the drop down menu on the Party Information screen.


TIP - If this is the first time you are appearing on behalf of this party, you will be asked to place a check in the box to create an association.  Failure to place a check in the box results in the e:filer NOT receiving Notices of Electronic Filing in this case.


STEP 7           Upload the .pdf document; click [NEXT]


TIP - Supporting documents such as a Certificate of Service or a Proposed Order should be uploaded as an attachment to the main pleading.


STEP 8a        Enter Nature of Settlement


STEP 8b        Enter Related Bankruptcy Case Number


STEP 8c        Enter the Date and Time of Hearing if Objection Filed


STEP 8d        Place a check in box, if filing Refers to Existing Event


STEP 8e        Objection deadline will calculate automatically, do not change or delete.


STEP 8f         Click [NEXT]


STEP 9           If this relates to a previously filed document, place a check in the box, Refer to Existing Event; click [NEXT]


 Select the category to which this event relates; click [NEXT]


 Place a check in the box next to the appropriate event; click [NEXT]


STEP 10        Confirm case information; click [NEXT]


STEP 11        Docket text displays.  Review for accuracy.  If modification is necessary, abort the transaction and begin again.  Modifications cannot be made on this screen.




Notice of Settlement of Controversy, re: Test (related document: [4] Motion to Consolidate the following cases: [case numbers] filed by the Test Defendant). Related Bankruptcy Case Number 00-00000. Filed by Test Attorney on behalf of Test Client. Hearing if Objection filed:[mm/dd/yy]. Objections due by [mm/dd/yy]. (test atty) 


STEP 12         Notice of Electronic Filing displays. 


STEP 13        Select Pay Now or Continue Filing. DO NOT close this window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner.


1.  If you select Pay Now, be sure to print for your records the payment confirmation screen which contains a receipt number for this transaction.


2.  If you select Continue Filing, please note that it is the court's policy that all fees be paid by the end of the day.  Attorneys with outstanding balances will receive an automated e:mail reminder and will be locked out of CM/ECF if the fee remains outstanding for 3 days.