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Bankruptcy Court amends some rules, seeks comment on others

August 30, 2012

The judges in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Indiana have amended local bankruptcy rules, with the changes taking effect Oct. 1. The court is also considering the addition of five local rules.

Chief Bankruptcy Judge Anthony J. Metz III signed the order updating the local rules Tuesday. The changes include references to the local rules of the District Court and unifying language used. The 31-page order with the updated rules is available on the court’s website.

The Bankruptcy Court is also seeking comment on five new rules. Those are B-3002.1-2, notice of exception to filing a notice of payment change pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 3002.1(b); B-7008-1, required statement regarding consent to entry of orders or judgment in core proceeding; B-7012-1, required statement in responsive pleading regarding consent to entry of orders or judgment in core proceeding; B-9027-1, removal; and B-9033-1, proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law in certain core proceedings.

Comments on the proposed amendments to the local rules are due by Oct. 1 and can be sent to Local_Rules_Comments@insb.uscourts.gov. Comments may also be mailed to Kevin Dempsey, Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Room 116, Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 46 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

 

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