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Rule 3002-1. Filing Proofs of Claims

(a) [ABROGATED]

(b) [ABROGATED]

(c) TIMELINESS OF PROOFS OF CLAIMS. In a Chapter 11 case, the last day to timely file a proof of claim is fixed at 90 days after the date first set for the meeting of creditors.

Fed. R. Bankr. P. Reference 3003.

Rule 3002-2. Administrative Expense Claims

(a) CHAPTER 7 CASES. In a chapter 7 case, an entity, except a professional person governed by Local Rule 2016-1, requesting payment of an administrative expense shall file a request for payment asserting priority status and serve copies on the trustee and the United States Trustee. If the request is made under §§503(b)(4) or (b)(5) of the Code, the entity shall also file an application and transmit it to the trustee and the United States Trustee.

(b) CHAPTER 11, 12 AND 13 CASES. In a chapter 11, 12 or 13 case, a request for payment of an administrative expense shall be made by motion.

(c) CONVERSION TO CHAPTER 7. Holders of administrative expense claims incurred after the commencement of a case under Chapters 11, 12 and 13, but before conversion to a case under Chapter 7, shall, after conversion, file a request for payment and transmit it to the trustee within the time fixed by the court. The request for payment shall conform substantially to Local Form 3002-2(c).

Rule 3002-3. Proofs of Interest

Unless ordered otherwise, if the debtor is a corporation or limited partnership, a proof of interest shall not be filed by a shareholder, limited partner or other equity security holder of the debtor.

Fed. R. Bankr. P. Reference 3003.

Rule 3007-1. Claims - Objections

Except as provided by Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 3007(b), an objection to a claim shall be made by motion. If the objector intends to assert a counterclaim against the claimant, the objector shall file and serve a complaint for such relief under Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 7001 and shall include the objection to the claim in the complaint.

Rule 3009-1. Dividends - Chapter 7 Cases

(a) [ABROGATED]

(b) DISTRIBUTION PURSUANT TO FINAL REPORT AND ACCOUNT.

    (1) Generally. If there are no timely objections to the trustee's final report and account, the trustee shall make distributions in accordance with the report, except for compensation and reimbursement of expenses under §§ 503(b)(2), (b)(4) or (b)(5) which shall be made only to the extent allowed and awarded by the court.

    (2) Distributions in Minimal Asset Cases. If the net proceeds realized do not exceed $1500 after payment of administrative expenses, the trustee shall make distribution for expenses and claims without notice, subject to the limitations in subparagraph (1) of this paragraph regarding payment of compensation and reimbursement of expenses.

    (3) Discovery of Additional Assets. If additional funds are realized for the estate after final distribution has been made, whether or not the case has been closed, the trustee shall file a trustee's supplemental final report and account, and make payment on unpaid expenses and claims without further notice.

Rule 3010-1. Small Dividends - (Chapter 13 Cases)

Pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 3010(b), the trustee in a chapter 13 case may make payments of less than $15.

Rule 3011-1. Unclaimed Dividends

(a) [ABROGATED]

(b) UNCLAIMED DIVIDENDS IN EXCESS OF $500. A trustee shall not pay a dividend which exceeds $500 into the court unless such payment is accompanied by a report from the trustee stating that the trustee has been unable to locate the creditor who filed the claim despite having made reasonable efforts to do so.

Rule 3012-1. Valuation of Secured Claim on Principal Residence

(a) MOTION TO VALUE CLAIM. A Chapter 13 debtor seeking to modify a claim that is secured only by a security interest in real property that is the debtor's principal residence must provide for that modification in the plan and must bring a motion to determine the value of the secured claim.

    (1) Content of Motion. The motion must state, as of the commencement of the case, except as provided in subsections A and G:

        (A) The name of the creditor holding the claim, determined no more than 30 days before the hearing originally scheduled on the motion, in the title of the motion;

        (B) The motion is to determine the secured status of the creditor's claim for the purpose of confirmation of the debtor's plan;

        (C) The appraised value of the property;

        (D) The debtor's plan proposes to treat the creditor's claim as unsecured in its entirety;

        (E) The address and legal description of the property;

        (F) The balance of the debt owing to the creditor; and

        (G) The name of each entity holding a lien against the property and any related lender and servicer, the amount of debt owing with respect to each lien, and the priority of each such lien.  Such entities shall be determined no more than 30 days before the hearing originally scheduled on the motion. 

    (2) Attachments. In addition to the documents required by Local Rule 9013-2(a), the motion must include the following attachments:

        (A) Copies of all recorded lien instruments, including all recorded assignments and amendments, evidencing the lien which is the subject of the motion;

        (B) An abstract or Owners and Encumbrance report, or any supplement, certified no more than 35 days before the hearing originally scheduled on the motion, to verify each entity holding a lien against the property;

        (C) A copy of the debtor's plan; and

        (D) An appraisal of the fair market value of the property as of the commencement of the Chapter 13 case.

    (3) Service.

        (A) The motion shall be served in compliance with Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9014(b) on all parties identified in Local Rule 9013-3(a)(1) and all entities identified in paragraph (a)(1)(G) of this rule.

        (B) The proof of service must indicate how the identity and address were determined for each recipient of service.

        (C) Any amended motion shall be served on all parties served with the original motion and on any other entity that holds an interest in the property at the time the amended motion is filed.

    (4) Timing. The hearing on the motion to value claim must be scheduled to be held contemporaneously with the hearing on confirmation of the debtor's plan. The motion must be filed and served not later than 28 days before the hearing date.  The court may schedule an evidentiary hearing.

    (5) Order. The order will determine the secured status of the creditor's claim pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 506.

(b) MOTION FOR RELEASE OF LIEN. If the court determines that the creditor's claim is unsecured in its entirety, the debtor may bring a motion for release of the lien after the debtor's completion of payments under the plan.

    (1) Content of Motion. The motion must state:

        (A) The date of confirmation of the debtor's chapter 13 plan;

        (B) The legal description of the property;

        (C) The date of the order determining the claim was unsecured;

        (D) The date the debtor completed payments under the plan;

    (2) Attachments. In addition to the documents required by Local Rule 9013-2(a), the motion must include the following attachments:

        (A) Copies of all recorded lien instruments, including all recorded assignments and amendments, evidencing the lien which is the subject of the motion;

        (B) An abstract or Owners and Encumbrance report, or any supplement, certified no more than 35 days before the hearing originally scheduled on the motion, to verify each entity holding a lien against the property;

        (C) A copy of the debtor's confirmed plan; and

        (D) A copy of the order determining the claim was unsecured.

    (3) Proposed Order. The motion must include a proposed order substantially in the form of Local Form 3012-1(b)

    (4) Service. The motion shall be served in accordance with paragraph (a)(3) of this rule. 

    (5) Timing. The motion for release of lien shall be filed and served not later than 28 days before the hearing date.  The court may schedule an evidentiary hearing. 

 

Rule 3015-1. Chapter 13 - Filing of Plans, Objections, and Confirmation Hearings.

(a) PLAN FORM.  A chapter 13 plan shall conform to Local Form 3015-1. A chapter 13 plan shall be dated and signed by the debtor or other proponent of the plan in accordance with Local Rule 9011-4(d).

(b) INITIAL PLAN.  The clerk will transmit the initial plan in a chapter 13 case to the appropriate parties; except that, if the chapter 13 plan is filed after the notice of the meeting of creditors is entered on the docket, the court may direct the debtor to serve the plan and a notice of the confirmation hearing on the trustee, the United States Trustee, and all creditors within the time required by Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 2002(b) and to file proof of service with the court.  

(c) PRECONFIRMATION MODIFICATION. The debtor in a chapter 13 case may file a modified plan anytime before confirmation and shall label such plan as a "Modified Plan."  The debtor shall file and serve the modified plan and a notice of the confirmation hearing, including the date, time and place of the hearing and the plan objection deadline, on the trustee, the United States Trustee, and all creditors not later than ten days before the date set for the confirmation hearing.  Proof of service shall be filed with the court. 

(d) POSTCONFIRMATION MODIFICATION. A request to modify a plan under 11 U.S.C. § 1329 shall be made by motion.  The moving party shall file and serve the modified plan and motion documents in compliance with Local Rules 9013-2 and 9013-3 not later than twenty-one days before the deadline to file an objection to the motion.  A motion seeking a reduction of the debtor’s chapter 13 plan payment shall include a verified statement of the debtor’s current income and expenditures, using the format of Schedules I and J, and Schedule J-2, if applicable.

(e) OBJECTIONS.    

   (1) Local Rule 9013-2(b)-(e) applies to an objection to confirmation of a chapter 13 plan.

   (2) Initial Plan. An objection to the initial plan shall be filed and served not later than seven days before the date set for the confirmation hearing.  

   (3) Pre-confirmation modification. An objection to a pre-confirmation modified plan shall be filed and served not later than 48 hours before the time and date set for the confirmation hearing.      

   (4) Post-confirmation modification. An objection to a post-confirmation modified plan shall be filed and served not later than five days before the date set for the confirmation hearing. 

(f) CONFIRMATION HEARINGS.    

    (1) If an objection to confirmation is filed, the court may treat the confirmation hearing as either a preliminary or final hearing.    

    (2) The court may confirm a properly noticed chapter 13 plan without a hearing if there are no timely-filed objections or if all objections are withdrawn. 

 

Rule 3015-2. Chapter 12 - Filing of Plans, Objections, and Confirmation Hearings

(a) PLAN SIGNATURE.  A chapter 12 plan shall be dated and signed by the debtor or other proponent of the plan, in accordance with Local Rule 9011-4(d).

(b) INITIAL PLAN. The clerk will transmit the initial plan and initial notice of confirmation hearing in a chapter 12 case to the appropriate parties.

(c) PRECONFIRMATION MODIFICATION. The debtor in a chapter 12 case may file a modified plan anytime before confirmation and shall label such plan as a "Modified Plan."  The debtor shall file and serve the modified plan and a notice of the confirmation hearing, including the date, time and place of the hearing and the plan objection deadline, on the trustee, the United States Trustee, and all creditors not later than fourteen days before the date set for the confirmation hearing. Proof of service shall be filed with the court.

(d) POSTCONFIRMATION MODIFICATION.  A request to modify a plan under 11 U.S.C. §1229 shall be made by motion. The moving party shall file and serve the modified plan and motion documents in compliance with Local Rules 9013-2 and 9013-3 not later than twenty-one days before the deadline to file an objection to the motion.

(e) OBJECTIONS.      

   (1) Local Rule 9013-2(b)-(e) applies to an objection to a chapter 12 plan.    

   (2) Pre-confirmation. An objection to the initial plan or a pre-confirmation modified plan shall be filed and served not later than seven days before the date set for the confirmation hearing.    

   (3) Post-confirmation. An objection to a post-confirmation modified plan shall be filed and served not later than five days before the date set for the confirmation hearing.

(f) CONFIRMATION HEARINGS.      

   (1) If an objection to a plan is filed, the court may treat the confirmation hearing as either a preliminary or final hearing.    

   (2) Unless otherwise authorized by the court pursuant to a request made more than 72 hours before the confirmation hearing, the proponent of a chapter 12 plan shall provide testimony at the confirmation hearing.    

   (3) The court may confirm a properly noticed chapter 12 plan without a hearing if there are no timely-filed objections or if all objections are withdrawn.

Rule 3016-1. Chapter 11 - Plan Signature

Every proposed disclosure statement and plan shall be dated and signed by the proponent in accordance with Local Rule 9011-4(d).

Rule 3017-1. Chapter 11 Disclosure Statement - Objections

Local Rule 9013-2(b)-(e) applies to objections to proposed disclosure statements.

Rule 3017.1-1. Chapter 11 Small Business Debtor Disclosure Statement - Conditional and Final Approval

(a) FILING OF APPLICATION, PLAN AND PROPOSED DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. If the debtor has elected treatment as a small business, the plan proponent shall file a plan and proposed disclosure statement together with an application requesting conditional approval of the disclosure statement within the time period specified in §1121(e) of the Code. The plan proponent shall transmit the plan and proposed disclosure statement, together with the application, to the debtor, the United States Trustee and, if one has been appointed, to the committee of unsecured creditors.

(b) REVIEW AND COMMENT BY UNITED STATES TRUSTEE. The United States Trustee and any Committee shall transmit and file objections, if any, to the proposed disclosure statement in the form required by Local Rule 9013-2(b)-(e) within seven days of transmittal of the proposed disclosure statement and plan to the debtor, the plan proponent, the United States Trustee or Committee. If no timely objections are filed, the court may enter an order conditionally approving the disclosure statement. If objections are timely filed, the court may schedule a hearing on the objections or may enter an order granting or denying conditional approval of the disclosure statement without a hearing.

(c) TRANSMITTAL OF PLANS AND CONDITIONALLY APPROVED DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS. If the court conditionally approves the disclosure statement and unless the court orders otherwise, the proponent shall transmit the plan and conditionally approved disclosure statement, an approved ballot to accept or reject the plan, and the order conditionally approving the disclosure statement to all creditors, equity security holders, and other parties in interest as provided in Local Rule 2002-1(b), and file proof of transmittal.

(d) OBJECTIONS. Local Rule 9013-2(b)-(e) applies to objections to conditionally approved disclosure statements and objections to confirmation of the plan filed in a case where the debtor has elected treatment as a small business.  Any such objections shall be filed and served not later than seven days before the confirmation hearing.

Rule 3019-1. Chapter 11 - Plan Modification

(a) PRECONFIRMATION MODIFICATION.  The proponent of a plan in a chapter 11 case may file a modified plan anytime before confirmation.  

(b) POSTCONFIRMATION MODIFICATION.  A request to confirm a modified plan after confirmation shall be made by motion.  The movant shall give notice of the hearing on the motion to each entity listed in Local Rule 9013-3(a)(2).  

Rule 3020-1. Chapter 11 - Confirmation

(a) OBJECTIONS.

   (1) Form. Local Rule 9013-2(b)-(e) applies to objections to confirmation of chapter 11 plans.

   (2) Time for service and filing. Any objection shall be filed and served not later than seven days before the confirmation hearing.

(b) BALLOT REPORT.  Attorneys for the plan proponent and the committee of unsecured creditors shall count the ballots and file a report of the tabulation not later than 24 hours before the confirmation hearing.  The report shall conform substantially to Local Form 3020-2.  

(c) CONFIRMATION HEARING.

   (1) Objections. If an objection to confirmation is filed, the court may treat the date set for hearing on confirmation as either a preliminary or final hearing.

   (2) Testimony. The proponent of a chapter 11 plan shall provide testimony at the confirmation hearing.  

Rule 3021-1. Adequate Protection Payments in Chapter 13 Cases

(a) PAYMENTS THROUGH THE TRUSTEE. In a chapter 13 case, adequate protection payments shall be paid through the trustee, unless the plan provides that such payments shall be paid by the debtor directly to the creditor.

(b) [ABROGATED]