A bankruptcy case number consists of the filing year (along with five additional digits), the initials of the judge assigned to the case, and the bankruptcy chapter number. For example, for this case number
16-90131 - LT7
- The number 16 refers to the year 2016
- The number 90131 is a sequential number assigned to the case in the order it was filed
- The letters LT refers to Judge Laura Taylor
- The 7 refers to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Other common bankruptcy chapters are 11 and 13.
Other judges who have served at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of California were PB (Peter Bowie), JH (John Hargrove), and JM (James Meyers).