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United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
Local Rules Amendments Effective August 1, 2024

Click on the title of each rule for a link to the proposed amendments.

Click HERE to submit comments regarding the proposed amendments. Comment Period Ends July 1, 2024.

Rule 2081-1 Chapter 11 – General

The proposed amendment to section (g) conforms the rule to amended Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 5005(b)(1) that no longer requires mail or hand-delivery of papers to the United States trustee, but allows service by CM/ECF.

Rule 3002-1 Deadline for Filing Proofs of Claim in Reinstated Cases; Late-Filed Proofs of Claim; Service of Proofs of Claim on Pro Se Debtors

The proposed amendment adds new section (b) that provides a 30-day deadline for filing a claim arising from the rejection of an executory contract or unexpired lease after entry of the order approving the rejection.

Rule 4001-1 Automatic Stay

This proposed amendment to section (c)(6) clarifies that, upon dismissal of a case, the Court will retain jurisdiction and hold hearings on motions for relief from stay that (i) were scheduled for hearing within 14 days of the date of the dismissal order or (ii) request an order binding upon the debtor in subsequently filed cases.

Rule 5001-2 Clerk's Office Locations, Hours, and Procedures for After-Hours Filing in Case of Emergency

The proposed amendment to section (b) conforms the rule to the Court’s after-hours filing procedure that now includes filing by email in addition facsimile transmission.

Rule 5071-1 Continuances

The proposed amendments to the rule clarify that the rule applies to rescheduling hearings and not just continuances. The proposed amendments will also retitle the rule: Rescheduling Hearings or Trials.

Rule 5072-1 Courtroom Decorum

The proposed amendments to the rule more closely align with M.D. Fla. R. 5.03 and make clear that certain rules of decorum apply whether a person is appearing remotely or in person. Other changes are stylistic.

Rule 7001-1 Adversary Proceedings

The proposed amendments to section (k) extend the ten-page limit to all motions, responses, replies and supporting memoranda filed with the Court and remove motions for summary judgment from the Court’s negative notice procedures.

Rule 7026-1 Discovery – General

The proposed amendments to the rule contain specific requirements for parties to meet and confer (and to certify that they have done so) prior to filing discovery motions.

Rule 7026-2 E-Discovery

The proposed revisions conform the rule to Middle District Discovery: A Handbook on Discovery Practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Rule 9019-2 Mediation

The proposed amendments to the rule are intended to clarify changes to the mediation rules regarding declaring impasse and execution of agreements.

Rule 9072-1 Orders

The proposed revision to section (c)(3) clarifies that an order after hearing should be submitted within three days of the hearing.