Local Rule 2002. NOTICES TO CREDITORS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

(a) Notices to parties in interest; proof of service.

(1) Any person who files a pleading, written motion or other document that requires notice to another party is responsible for serving all parties who must be served. Unless the court directs otherwise, the clerk will not serve those notices.

(2) Unless otherwise ordered or provided by applicable rule or statute, service, other than by electronic means, must be completed within two (2) business days after the filing of any paper.

(3) Proof of service made in accordance with LR 2002(a)(1) must be filed within seven (7) days after the filing of the papers and pleadings required or permitted to be served. The proof must show the date of service, the name of the person served, and the manner of service. A certificate of service must be included with all documents filed electronically, indicating that service was accomplished through the notice of electronic filing for parties and counsel who are filing users and indicating how service was accomplished on any party or counsel who is not a filing user. A "filing user" is one who has completed a registration form to file papers in the electronic filing system. Proof of service is deemed sufficient if it complies with the court’s certificate of service form, which is available on the court’s website. Failure to file the proof of service required by this rule does not affect the validity of service. Unless material prejudice would result, the court may at any time allow the proof of service to be amended or supplied.

(4) Notice to added creditors. If an amendment is filed adding creditors in accordance with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1009(a), the debtor must send each added creditor a copy of the Notice of Chapter __Bankruptcy Case, Meeting of Creditors, & Deadlines and must file a Certificate of Service in accordance with LR 2002(a)(3) and update the master mailing list pursuant to LR 1007(b).

(b) Notices to governmental units and certain taxing authorities. Any document that is required to be served or noticed on all parties must also be served or noticed on the federal and state governmental units listed in the Register of Mailing Addresses of Federal and State Governmental Units kept by the clerk in accordance with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 5003(e) and LR 5003(c). Additional service requirements may be found in Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2002(j).

(c) Notice of First Meeting of Creditors in certain cases involving over 200 creditors. For chapter 9, 11, and 12 cases with more than 200 creditors and parties in interest listed, the debtor is directed to give the trustee, if any, all creditors, and other parties in interest at least twenty-one (21) days' notice by mail of the Notice of Chapter __ Bankruptcy Case, Meeting of Creditors, & Deadlines entered by the court in each bankruptcy case.

(d) Creditor's designation of preferred address. If a creditor has designated a person or organizational subdivision in accordance with 11 U.S.C. § 342(f), the court's CM/ECF system will ordinarily replace any nonconforming address for that creditor on the mailing matrix, with the designated address noted with the symbol "(p)" next to the address. However, it is the duty of the creditor to review the matrix and, if its designated address does not appear, to file a request for notice in the particular case.

(e) Amended or incomplete filings. If an amendment is filed adding creditors or creditor addresses, the debtor must comply with LR 1007(b)(5).

(f) Extension of time to serve notice. If the court issues an order granting an extension of time to serve the notice required by LR 2002(c), the original creditors' meeting must be continued and a new date for the meeting must be set. Any motion or request to extend the time to serve the notice will be deemed to waive the deadlines that run from the first date for the meeting of creditors and to stipulate that the deadlines run from the renoticed meeting date.

(g) Notice to creditors whose claims have been filed. After a claims bar date expires in a chapter 7 case, all notices required by Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2002(a) may be served only on the debtor, the trustee, all indenture trustees, creditors that hold claims for which proofs of claim have been filed with the clerk and to creditors, if any, that are permitted to file claims by reason of an extension granted under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 3002(c).

(h) Clerk's notice to United States Trustee and trustees. The clerk may serve the United States trustee and all trustees by transmitting a copy of any document electronically using the court's electronic case filing system. Service must be made in accordance with the electronic filing procedures described in LR 5005.

(i) Clerk’s notice to attorneys.

(1) The clerk may serve any attorney or any party represented by an attorney who is not a regular filer in the court's electronic case filing system, as that term is defined by LR 5005(a), by transmitting a copy of any document electronically in accordance with the procedures described in LR 5005.

(2) The clerk may serve any attorney or any party represented by an attorney who is not a regular filer in the electronic case filing system by placing a copy of document in a designated location in the clerk's office. The clerk will prescribe the conditions for pickup, which may be changed from time to time at the clerk's discretion. The clerk's deposit of a document in the designated location is deemed to be receipt of it and will be made only to the submitting attorney shown in the caption of the document. In accordance with LR 9022, the attorney must serve all other parties.

(j) Certain notices in chapter 15 cases. In a chapter 15 case, the notice requirements under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2002(q)(1) and (2) are delegated to the foreign representative.

(k) Chapter 7 Notice of Summary of Final Report and Account of Trustee Over $1500. In a chapter 7 asset case, the notice requirement under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2002(f)(8) is delegated to the case trustee.