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How are the cases numbered in the Florida Nothern Bankruptcy Court (FLNB)?

Bankruptcy Cases filed prior to November 11, 2003 (implementation of CM/ECF): All case numbers were seven digits in length, separated by a dash after the first two digits. The first two digits indicated the year in which the case was filed (e.g., 02- for a case filed in 2002). The third digit (first after the dash) indicated the division in which the case was filed (e.g., 02-7 would indicate a Tallahassee division case). The remaining digits were the numeric sequence in which the case was filed in that division (e.g., 02-70003 was the third case filed in the Tallahassee division in 2002). 

Adversary Cases filed prior to November 11, 2003 (implementation of CM/ECF): Adversary case numbers were seven digits in length, separated by a dash after the first two digits. The first two digits indicated the year in which the case was filed (e.g., 02- for a case filed in 2002). The third digit (first after the dash) indicated the office in which the case file was physically located (e.g., 02-9 was located in Tallahassee (Tallahassee, Panama City and Gainesville divisions) or 02-8 was located in the Pensacola office). The remaining digits were the numeric sequence in which the case filed in that office that year (e.g., 02-90147 was the 147th case to be filed in the Tallahassee office (including Panama City and Gainesville divisions). 

Cases filed after November 10, 2003 (implementation of CM/ECF): Bankruptcy and Adversary case numbers are seven digits in length, separated by a dash after the first two digits. The first two digits indicate the year in which the case was filed (e.g., 10- for a case filed in 2010). The next several digits are reflect both the official statistical code of the division in which the case was filed and indicates what type of case it is. The statistical codes are as follows: 
Gainesville = 1 Pensacola = 3 Tallahassee = 4 Panama City = 5 

Based upon what type of proceeding the case is, the second half of the case number (after the dash) will either begin with the single digit office statistical code or one or two zeroes. One zero after the dash indicates that the case is an adversary proceeding. Two zeroes after the dash indicate that the case is a miscellaneous proceeding. Examples of these numbering schemes are shown below. 

Bankruptcy Case:
Gainesville 10-10001, Pensacola 10-30001, Tallahassee 10-40001, Panama City 10-50001 
Adversary Case:
Gainesville 10-01001, Pensacola 10-03001, Tallahassee 10-04001, Panama City 10-05001 
Miscellaneous Case: 
Gainesville 10-00101, Pensacola 10-00301, Tallahassee 10-00401, Panama City 10-00501 

January 1 each year the case numbering starts over at one (1) and continues to increase numerically until the last case is opened for that calendar year (e.g., the last case filed in 2009 was 09-50884. There were 884 bankruptcy cases filed in the Panama City division in 2009).


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