Dismiss Absent a Hearing? Not so Fast

By Joseph A. Bledsoe, III, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Eastern District of North Carolina (New Bern)

It was an atypical Wednesday lunch, in that I had hearings scheduled the next day and I was actually taking time for lunch. Sure, it was a long calendar, but our judges call the chapter 13 hearings calendar the “rocket docket,” both because matters on the calendar tend to get settled and “fly off” and because we are usually able to “fly through” whatever remains. Besides, I had finished all of my hearing preparation, and was ready to handle the . . .

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