Revised Local Rules, effective June 10, 2020.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The district court has approved amendments to the bankruptcy court’s Local Rules, effective June 10, 2020. The Local Rules as amended are posted on the court’s website.
https://www.ilnb.uscourts.gov/court-info/local-rules-and-orders/local-rules

Noteworthy changes:

Rule 1006-4 is new.  It provides that the clerk of court will not accept a petition for filing unless the filing fee accompanies it.

Rule 3016-1 is amended to require that a party filing an amended Chapter 11 disclosure statement or plan attach a black-lined version showing the changes.

Rule 4001-2 is amended to require that a party filing an amended financing motion (which includes a cash collateral motion) attach a black-lined version showing the changes.

Rule 5005-3A is new and Rule 5005-4 has been amended.  These rules create a new procedure for filing sealed and redacted documents.

Rule 7003-1 is new.  It requires a plaintiff in an adversary proceeding to file a cover sheet (Official Form B1040) with the complaint.

Rule 7056-3 is new.  It requires a party moving for summary judgment against a pro se party to file and serve a separate notice explaining what summary judgment means and how a party contesting the motion must respond.

Rule 9013-1 has been amended to require a proposed order submitted with a motion to be a fillable pdf document.

Rule 9029-4B has been amended to require, among other things, that an attorney consenting to suspension from practice provide a signed stipulation of facts (a) setting forth the relevant facts and proposed period of suspension and (b) declaring that the attorney’s consent is knowing and involuntary.