On January 11, 2019, given the lapse in appropriations to the Department of Justice and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California’s (“District Court”) issuance of General Order No. 688, the Court adopted Bankruptcy General Order No. 192. That general order stayed pending adversary proceedings in which the United States or an agency, corporation, officer, or employee of the United States is a defendant unless otherwise ordered by the assigned bankruptcy judge. On January 28, 2019, the District Court issued General Order No. 688-A and lifted its stay.
For the reasons outlined in General Order No. 688-A, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California sua sponte will grant similar, but not identical, relief. The specific relief is found in Bankruptcy Court General Order 192-A.