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The United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Indiana is seeking comment on proposed amendments to its local rules. The changes include references to the local rules of the District Court.

The Advisory Committee on Local Rules recommended that the Bankruptcy Court’s local rules capture the specific language desired from the District Court’s rules, with just three rule exceptions.

The amendments also include a shift of responsibility for distribution or service of some documents from the clerk to the parties. The committee also seeks to make uniform the language used in the rules, particularly references to certificates of service and the distinction between “serving,” “distributing” and “sending” documents.

Comments on the amendments are due Aug. 17 and should be sent to Local_Rules_Comments@insb.uscourts.gov or Kevin Dempsey, Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Room 116, Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 46 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis IN 46204.

The proposed amendments to rule B-3015-1 on the distribution of Chapter 13 plans will have an effective date no earlier than Oct. 1, 2012, if adopted. All other rules if adopted will become effective in September 2012.


 

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