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.
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.