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The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana has a message for attorneys: Do not refer to its post office box address in filer-generated notices.

An order posted last week on the court’s website says the court continues to see a significant amount of filer-generated notices that instruct parties to send objections to a closed P.O. Box. That post office box has been closed for more than a year. The order points out that the change was announced online in March 2012 and all forms on the court’s website were updated.

The court asks attorneys and filers to review forms and make sure any reference to the P.O. Box has been replaced with the street address for the Bankruptcy Clerk: 116 U.S. Courthouse, 46 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis IN 46204.

The order says it is not acceptable to show both the street and P.O. Box addresses.

“At the Judges’ direction, if the post office box address appears in any motion/notice filed after January 1, 2014, the Clerk shall issue a deficiency notice to the filer. No further action will be taken on the related motion and if an amended motion is not filed, the pleading will be stricken without prejudice,” the order says.
 

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