This amendment deletes the requirement for the Clerk to keep a registry of authorized Electronic Filing Users because, due to current internal procedures, this is no longer necessary.
This amendment renumbers the rule to conform to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1004.1 (Petition for Infant or Incompetent Person). Section (b)(4) is revised to state that the Court “may” (as opposed to “will”) schedule a status conference.
This amendment revises the section (c) on division assignments to mirror the language of 28 U.S.C. § 1408 regarding venue.
This amendment revises section (i) to provide a procedure for address corrections and removal of parties from the mailing matrix when mail is returned as undeliverable.
This amendment revises the rule to conform with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2004(c) (effective December 1, 2020) to add the term “electronically stored information” to the description of items produced during discovery.
This amendment modifies the deadline for filing final fee applications to be considered at the confirmation hearing in Chapter 11 cases.
This amendment revises section (b)(4) to require a list of only those officers, directors and insiders receiving salaries or benefits from the debtor. This amendment further revises section (d) to require the filing of a Check Register in the form of Appendix B by Small Business Debtors, which register shall accompany the debtor’s Small Business Monthly Operating Report and the Schedule of Receipts and Disbursements also required to be completed and filed by Small Business Debtors.
This amendment revises section (c)(1) to require motions for pro hac vice admission include the attorney’s state and bar number. The amendment also revises section (c)(2) to set forth requirements for government attorneys who are not admitted in Middle District.
This amendment permits an attorney who represents a debtor on a pro bono basis to limit the representation to specified tasks in accordance with the Rules of Professional Conduct.
This amendment revises section (d) to reflect that the Court will accept a joint stipulation for substitution of counsel if it is either signed by the client or includes a representation that the client consents to the substitution. In addition, new subsection (3) is added to section (e) regarding the procedure for substitution of counsel within the same law firm. Finally, the amendment adds new section (f) regarding the procedure for substitution of counsel not in the same law firm as attorney of record in the event the attorney of record is deceased.
This amendment adds a provision requiring creditors to serve pro se Chapter 13 debtors with proofs of claim.
This amendment adds new section (a) establishing the deadline for filing a motion for final decree in Subchapter V cases. New section (b)(2)(C) requires individual Chapter 11 debtors seeking a discharge to file a statement certifying under penalty of perjury whether the provisions of 11 U.S.C. § 522(q)(1) are applicable to their case. This amendment also includes an objection procedure pursuant to which any interested party may object to the statement required by subparagraph (b)(2)(C) prior to the entry of an order of discharge.
This amendment shortens the time for filing administrative claims from 21 to 14 days before the confirmation hearing in Chapter 11, 12, and 13 cases.
This new rule creates a uniform procedure for extending the deadline for filing objections to discharge in reinstated cases.
This new rule creates a uniform procedure for extending the deadline for filing objections to dischargeability in reinstated cases.
This amendment revises the rule to reference new Middle District of Florida Local Rules 5.01 (Broadcasting, Recording, and Photographing) and 7.02 (Electronics in Courthouse) (effective on January 1, 2021). The title of the rule is also amended to conform with the Uniform Numbering System for Local Bankruptcy Court Rules.
This amendment clarifies the rule to state that the Court's official court reporters file transcripts in CM/ECF.
This amendment adds new section (a) requiring that requests to sell property include a description of the property sufficient for identification.
This amendment revises section (e) to correct a grammatical error, but no substantive change is being made.
This amendment makes a minor revision to the section (b)(6) language required at the end of an order.