Local Rule amendments

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The U.S. District Court has recently approved amendments to three Local Bankruptcy Rules, effective immediately. Redline versions of all three may be found here. LBR 1009-1(b) has been amended to clarify that there is more than one acceptable method for "clearly identifying" changes to previously filed documents. LBR 5005-4 has been amended to provide more notice to interested parties about where to find information on electronic filing in the Court. LBR 9014-1(a)(3) has been amended to clarify what topics are likely to be addressed at an initial hearing in a contested matter, and also that discovery in a contested matter may not begin until authorized by the Court.