Local Rule 1013. HEARING AND DISPOSITION OF PETITION IN INVOLUNTARY CASES

(a) Setting trial of involuntary cases. Unless the clerk sets a status hearing when an involuntary petition is filed, the petitioning creditor must obtain a hearing date from the clerk for the trial of a contested petition and must immediately notify the debtor of the hearing date along with any creditors identified in the debtor's answer.

(b) Effect of default. If an answer or responsive pleading is not filed as required by Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1011, the petitioning creditor must within seven (7) days after the default, submit an order for relief to the court or a notice of voluntary dismissal. If the petitioning creditor fails to file an order or notice, the court may dismiss the case without prejudice.