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Procedures for Hearings before Hon. Frank J. Santoro, Chief Judge

In the interest of promoting districtwide uniformity, all Division-specific procedures have been removed.


NEWPORT NEWS DIVISION


COURTROOM DEPUTY CONTACT INFORMATION

Hon. Frank J. Santoro, Chief Judge

   Courtroom Deputy: Jennifer Hinkle (757) 222-7515
   Backup Courtroom Deputy: Tai Brown (757) 222-7514

Hon. Stephen C. St. John

   Courtroom Deputy: Diana Morehead (757) 222-7573
   Backup Courtroom Deputy: Tai Brown (757) 222-7514

TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES

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For Chief Judge Santoro’s hearing dates for Norfolk cases, please see Chief Judge Santoro’s Norfolk page.


MOTION TO EXTEND AUTOMATIC STAY HEARING DATES
ALL CHAPTERS

NOTICE: Chief Judge Santoro will no longer consider the entry of an interim order extending the automatic stay when a motion to extend the automatic stay cannot be heard by the Court on sufficient notice prior to the expiration of the 30-day period set forth in Section 362(c)(3)(A).  The Court will consider a properly filed motion to expedite hearing under such circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: Motions to extend the automatic stay in Newport News cases may also be set for a Norfolk hearing date in the attorney’s discretion. When setting in Norfolk, select from the dates and times provided on Chief Judge Santoro’s Norfolk page under the “MOTION TO EXTEND AUTOMATIC STAY HEARING DATES” section.

Select from the dates and times provided.

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, July 26, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, August 09, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.


MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM STAY/CO-DEBTOR STAY HEARING DATES
ALL CHAPTERS

NEW EFFECTIVE 3/21/2024!!!  If setting a hearing on a *Notice of Default Pursuant to Order Modifying Stay/Co-Debtor Stay, all chapters, select from the dates and times provided. *Refer to LBR 9013-1(H)(1) to determine when a hearing is required on a Notice of Default Pursuant to Order Modifying Stay/Co-Debtor Stay.

Select from the dates and times provided.

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, July 26, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, August 09, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.


CHAPTER 13 MODIFIED PLAN CONFIRMATION HEARING DATES

Select from the dates and times provided. If you need to schedule a confirmation hearing date beyond the dates listed, please contact the Courtroom Deputy.

 

Select Trustee to reveal hearing dates and times.

For modified plans in cases where the trustee is: Greg Stefan

Friday, July 26, 2024 at 10:05 a.m.
Friday, August 09, 2024 at 10:05 a.m.

For modified plans in cases where the trustee is: Kelly M. Barnhart

Friday, July 26, 2024 at 10:15 a.m.
Friday, August 09, 2024 at 10:15 a.m.


CHAPTER 13 MATTERS HEARING DATES

Select from the dates and times provided. Dates do not apply to adversary proceedings. For Trustees’ Motions to Dismiss, set no more than 30 cases per hearing date. It is the movant’s responsibility to comply with proper noticing requirements. Any matter not properly noticed will be removed from the docket.

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, July 26, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, August 09, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.


CHAPTER 7, CHAPTER 11, AND ADVERSARY MATTERS HEARING DATES

Select from the dates and times provided. It is the movant’s responsibility to comply with proper noticing requirements. Any matter not properly noticed will be removed from the docket.

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, July 26, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, August 09, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.