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Judge Meredith S. Grabill Motion Days

Motions for Section A should be noticed for hearing as follows:

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of Louisiana
500 Poydras Street
Courtroom B-709
New Orleans, LA 70130

Send orders to: SectionAOrders@laeb.uscourts.gov

Motion Day Calendars

The clerk’s office sends out an e-mail a few days before each motion day that contains a link to the final motion day calendar. The final calendar contains the matters that will actually come up for hearing. Save yourself an unnecessary trip to court, and look at the final calendar as sent out by the clerk’s office.

To receive advance notice of the motion day calendars, send an e-mail to webmaster@laeb.uscourts.gov with the name and the e-mail address(es) to be included.

Chapter 7, 11, & 12 motions including motions for relief from stay should be set as follows:

  • 1:00 p.m. - All motions except Motion to Extend the Automatic Stay*
    Note: In addition to telephonic appearance through the below dial-in number, parties may appear via video through GoToMeeting: https://gotomeet.me/JudgeGrabill.

Chapter 13 motions should be set as follows:

  • 8:25 a.m. - Debtor's Motions for Entry of Discharge
  • 9:00 a.m. - Trustee Motions
  • 10:00 a.m. - Debtor/Creditor Motions
  • 11:00 a.m. - Plan Confirmations

For judicial expediency telephonic hearings for Chapter 13 matters will be called in alphabetical order according to the debtor's attorney's last name, starting at 9:00 a.m. regardless of when the hearing is set. 

*All Motions to Extend the Automatic Stay should be scheduled at 2:00 p.m. on the Monday typically preceding each Motion Day.  See the table below for available Mondays.  (Debtor MUST be present)

Note: *Pursuant to General Order 2021-2 dated September 22, 2021, all hearings in this District will take place using the Hybrid Model plan outlined in the referenced order, until further notice. Hearings may not be unofficially recorded, photographed, broadcasted, or transmitted. This prohibition applies in all cases in this District.

Telephonic Hearings:*
Dial-in Telephone Number: 504-517-1385
Access Code: 129611

Motion Days:

Month Day(s)
July 2024 10, 24, 31
August 2024 14, 28
September 2024 11, 25
October 2024 2, 23, 30
November 2024 6, 20, 27
December 2024 4, 11, 18
January 2025 8, 15, 29
February 2025 5, 12, 26
March 2025 12, 19
April 2025 9, 16, 30
May 2025 7, 14
June 2025 18, 25

 

 

Reaffirmation Agreements, Motions to Extend Stay and Chapter 13 Motions for Relief from Stay should be set as follows:  

  • 9:00 a.m. - Reaffirmation Agreements
  • 2:00 p.m. - Motions to Extend Automatic Stay (Debtor Must Be Present)
  • 2:30 p.m. - Motions for Relief from Stay (only for chapter 13 cases and including Motions to Vacate, Reinstate, & Reconsider
Month  Day(s)
July 2024 15, 29
August 2024 12, 26
September 2024 9, 30
October 2024 7, 21
November 2024 4, 18
December 2024 2, 16
January 2025 13, 27
February 2025 10, 24
March 2025 10, 24
April 2025 14, 28
May 2025 5, 12
June 2025 16, 30