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File an Electronic Proof of Claim (ePOC)

Creditors are now able to easily create, file, amend or withdraw a Proof of Claim online.  There is no longer a need to register for a limited user account, buy special software, or learn the CM/ECF filing system.  Simply fill out the online form and instantly submit a Proof of Claim to the court.

The ePOC filing system allows creditors to create a Proof of Claim and attach supporting documents.  The claim is filed instantly and assigned a claim number which can be printed or electronically saved.

ATTENTION GANDER MOUNTAIN GIFT CARD HOLDERS AND OTHER CREDITORS

PLEASE read the following information BEFORE filing your proof of claim:

  • If you are the holder of a gift card or otherwise hold a claim against Gander Mountain, YOU ARE THE CREDITOR.  GANDER MOUNTAIN IS NOT THE CREDITOR; IT IS THE DEBTOR. 
  • When completing either the electronic claim or completing a paper claim, PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS as the CREDITOR
  • If you are filing a claim due to an unused gift card, please attach a photocopy of the gift card to your claim.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE ACTUAL GIFT CARD TO THE BANKRUPTCY COURT.  

FAQ (additional FAQ here):

  1. Who is the “Creditor”?
    • The “creditor” is the person to whom the “debtor” owes money.  For example, Gander Mountain gift card holders are creditors of Gander Mountain.
  2. Who is the “Debtor”?
    • The “debtor” is the person or entity that filed bankruptcy (e.g., Gander Mountain Company).
  3. When is the claim filing deadline?
    • Claims must be RECEIVED by the clerk's office (either by mail, in person, or through electronic filing of the proof of claim) by July 17, 2017
  4. How do I complete Part 1, Question 1 of the form?
  5. Do I need to provide any documentation?
    • If you have documents that support your claim, please see the screenshot below. The system will prompt you to attach them once you have submitted the claim form. Please do not submit double sided attachments.
  6. Is my claim secured or priority?
    • This is a legal question. Clerk’s Office employees MAY NOT provide legal advice. Please refer to the Bankruptcy Glossary for more information. If you are still unsure after consulting the glossary, please complete the claim to the best of your ability.
  7. Where can I find the Verification code?
    • The verification code (which applies only to electronically filed claims, NOT paper claims mailed to the court) is a unique sequence of numbers and/or letters that can be found above the “Submit Claim” button. Get the verification code (see step #1 in the screenshot below) and enter it in the verification field (see step #2 in the screenshot below).
  8. I am filling out the paper claim form. Which one should I print?
    • For the Gander Mountain Company case, please download the form here.

      For other cases, download the claim form that corresponds to the divisional office (i.e., Duluth, Fergus Falls, Minneapolis or St. Paul) where the bankruptcy case is pending.  You can determine this by looking at the case number of the notice you received concerning the case (see the yellow box below):

      Important: If you are filing your claim electronically, do not mail a copy to the clerk's office.

  9. When will I get my money?
    • The Clerk’s Office does not have information on if or when creditors will receive payment.
  10. I do not know the amount that is owed to me. How do I complete question 7?
    • If you don’t know the amount that is owed to you, you may wish to enter “unknown” in the “How much is the claim” field, and provide a brief explanation in the “Comment” field.


File A Claim

 Only choose ONE of the following options:

Option 1: Instantly create and file a Proof of Claim online.
(The EPOC program creates the claim form (Form 410) and allows you to attach supporting documentation. Please do not attach a claim form.)

Option 2: Print a copy of the form to mail to the court.

 

File A Related Document

File a Claim Supplement (For Mortgage Claims Only!)

File a Claim Withdrawal

NOTE: This claim filing process is not available for filing an administrative expense claim. See Local Rule 3002-2.

 

Practice Filing Proof of Claims on the Court's Training Website

To practice filing in the court's Test Database, use the links below. (Note: This will not file a claim in a Live case.)  Use case number 14-40001.  When finished, return to this page to file a claim in the CM/ECF Live database.

File a Practice Proof of Claim

File a Practice Claim Supplement

File a Practice Claim Withdrawal

 

ePOC Frequently Asked Questions