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<ul><li><p>Local Bankruptcy Rules United States Bankruptcy Court </p><p>District of Massachusetts </p><p>June </p><p>APRIL 1, 20122016 </p><p>United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern Division John W. McCormack Post Office and Court House 5 Post Office Square Boston, MA 02109-3945 (617 )748-5300 </p><p>United States Bankruptcy Court Central Division Harold Donohue Federal Building and Courthouse 595 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608-2076 (508) 770-8900 </p><p>United States Bankruptcy Court Western Division United States Courthouse 300 State Street Springfield, MA 01105-2925 (413) 785-6900 </p></li><li><p>TABLE OF CONTENTS </p><p> PART I. COMMENCEMENT OF CASE: PROCEEDINGS RELATING TO PETITION AND ORDER FOR RELIEF .... 1 </p><p>RULE 1001-1. TITLE ........................................................................................................................................... 1 </p><p>RULE 1002-1. STATUS CONFERENCES ............................................................................................................... 1 </p><p>RULE 1006-1. FILING FEES ................................................................................................................................. 2 </p><p>RULE 1006-2. FEES-INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS; IN FORMA PAUPERIS ............................................................... 2 </p><p>RULE 1006-3. REFUND FOR DUPLICATE ELECTRONIC FILING FEES ..................................................................... 3 </p><p>RULE 1007-1. LISTS, SCHEDULES AND STATEMENTS, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUIRED ............................. 3 </p><p>RULE 1009-1. AMENDMENTS ........................................................................................................................... 6 </p><p>RULE 1015-1. JOINT ADMINISTRATION OF CASES PENDING IN THE SAME COURT ............................................ 6 </p><p>RULE 1016-1 DEATH OF DEBTOR (CHAPTER 7, 11 AND 12) .............................................................................. 8 </p><p>RULE 1017-1. MOTIONS FOR CONVERSION OR DISMISSAL IN CHAPTER 11; SUBMISSION OF MOTIONS AND OPPOSITIONS TO MOTIONS; HEARING ....................................................................................... 9 </p><p>PART II. OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATION; NOTICES; MEETINGS; EXAMINATIONS; ELECTIONS; ATTORNEYS AND ACCOUNTANTS ............................................................................................. 12 </p><p>RULE 2002-1. NOTICE TO PARTIES .................................................................................................................. 12 </p><p>RULE 2002-2. NOTICES TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS ..................................................................................................................... 13 </p><p>RULE 2002-4. ADDRESSES ............................................................................................................................... 13 </p><p>RULE 2002-5. CONTENT OF NOTICES OF SALE ................................................................................................. 14 </p><p>RULE 2003-1. CREDITORS' COMMITTEE .......................................................................................................... 14 </p><p>RULE 2007.2-1. APPOINTMENT OF PATIENT CARE OMBUDSMAN IN A HEALTH CARE BUSINESS CASE .............. 15 </p><p>RULE 2014-1. APPLICATION TO EMPLOY PROFESSIONAL PERSONS ................................................................ 16 </p><p>RULE 2016-1. APPLICATION FOR COMPENSATION ......................................................................................... 19 </p><p>RULE 2082-1. CONFIRMATION OF CHAPTER 12 PLANS ................................................................................... 23 </p><p>RULE 2090-2. DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS .................................................................................................... 23 </p><p>RULE 2091-1. WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE ............................................................................................... 24 </p><p>PART III. CLAIMS AND DISTRIBUTION TO CREDITORS AND EQUITY INTEREST HOLDERS; PLANS ............. 24 </p><p>RULE 3001-1. PROOFS OF CLAIM IN NO ASSET CASES ..................................................................................... 25 </p><p>RULE 3002-1. DEADLINE FOR ASSERTING ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMS PURSUANT TO 11 U.S.C. 503(B)(9); RECLAMATION OF GOODS ........................................................................................................ 25 </p><p>RULE 3007-1. OBJECTIONS TO CLAIMS ........................................................................................................... 25 </p></li><li><p>RULE 3011-1. PROCEDURE FOLLOWING FINAL DISTRIBUTION ........................................................................ 27 </p><p>RULE 3015-1. CHAPTER 13 CASES ................................................................................................................... 28 </p><p>RULE 3017-1. APPROVAL OF DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS IN CHAPTER 11 CASES OTHER THAN SMALL BUSINESS CASES ....................................................................................................................................... 28 </p><p>RULE 3017-2. FILING OF PLAN AND DISCLOSURE STATEMENT IN SMALL BUSINESS CHAPTER 11 REORGANIZATION CASES ......................................................................................................... 29 </p><p>RULE 3022-1. CLOSING CHAPTER 11 CASES .................................................................................................... 29 </p><p>PART IV. THE DEBTOR: DUTIES AND BENEFITS ........................................................................................ 31 </p><p>RULE 4001-1. MOTIONS FOR RELIEF FROM STAY; SUBMISSION OF MOTIONS AND OPPOSITIONS TO MOTIONS ................................................................................................................................................. 31 </p><p>RULE 4001-2. USE OF CASH COLLATERAL, OBTAINING CREDIT AND STIPULATIONS RELATING TO SAME ........ 34 </p><p>RULE 4001-3. PERMITTED BILLING AND SETTLEMENT COMMUNICATIONS .................................................... 38 </p><p>RULE 4002-1. DUTIES OF DEBTOR ................................................................................................................... 39 </p><p>RULE 4003-1. AVOIDANCE OF JUDICIAL LIEN .................................................................................................. 40 </p><p>RULE 4008-1. REAFFIRMATION AGREEMENTS ................................................................................................ 41 </p><p>PART V. BANKRUPTCY COURTS AND CLERKS ......................................................................................... 42 </p><p>RULE 5001-1. DIVISIONS OF COURT, CASE ASSIGNMENTS AND FILING OF PAPERS ......................................... 42 </p><p>RULE 5001-2. OFFICE OF THE CLERK ............................................................................................................... 43 </p><p>RULE 5003-1. CLERKS AUTHORITY TO ENTER MINISTERIAL ORDERS .............................................................. 43 </p><p>RULE 5005-4. FACSIMILE FILINGS ................................................................................................................... 44 </p><p>RULE 5007-1. RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS AND TRANSCRIPTS ......................................................................... 44 </p><p>RULE 5009-1. CLOSING CHAPTER 7 CASES ...................................................................................................... 45 </p><p>RULE 5011-1. WITHDRAWAL OF THE REFERENCE ........................................................................................... 45 </p><p>RULE 5071-1. CONTINUANCES ........................................................................................................................ 45 </p><p>PART VI. COLLECTION AND LIQUIDATION OF THE ESTATE .................................................................................... 46 </p><p>RULE 6004-1. SALE OF ESTATE PROPERTY ...................................................................................................... 46 </p><p>RULE 6005-1. APPRAISERS, BROKERS AND INVESTMENT BANKERS ................................................................ 56 </p><p>RULE 6006-1. MOTION FOR ASSUMPTION OR REJECTION OF EXECUTORY CONTRACT OR UNEXPIRED LEASE 57 </p><p>RULE 6007-1. ABANDONMENT OF ESTATE PROPERTY .................................................................................... 57 </p><p>RULE 6012-1. ADEQUATE ASSURANCE OF PAYMENT FOR UTILITY SERVICE .................................................... 58 </p><p>RULE 7003-1. INFORMATION TO ACCOMPANY COMPLAINT IN ADVERSARY PROCEEDINGS ........................... 59 </p><p>RULE 7016-1. PRETRIAL PROCEDURE .............................................................................................................. 59 </p><p>RULE 7024-2. NOTIFICATION OF CLAIM OF UNCONSTITUTIONALITY .............................................................. 60 </p><p>RULE 7026-1. GENERAL PROVISIONS GOVERNING DISCOVERY ....................................................................... 60 </p></li><li><p>RULE 7027-1. DEPOSITIONS ............................................................................................................................ 61 </p><p>RULE 7033-1. INTERROGATORIES ................................................................................................................... 61 </p><p>RULE 7036-1. REQUESTS FOR ADMISSION ...................................................................................................... 62 </p><p>RULE 7037-1. FAILURE TO MAKE DISCOVERY; SANCTIONS ............................................................................. 63 </p><p>RULE 7041-1 DISMISSAL OF COMPLAINTS AND CLOSING OF ADVERSARY PROCEEDINGS INACTIVE FOR SIX MONTHS ................................................................................................................................... 64 </p><p>RULE 7052-1. JUDGMENTS-PREPARATION AND ENTRY .................................................................................. 65 </p><p>RULE 7055-1. JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT ........................................................................................................... 65 </p><p>RULE 7055-2. DISMISSAL FOR WANT OF PROSECUTION ................................................................................. 66 </p><p>RULE 7056-1. SUMMARY JUDGMENT ............................................................................................................. 67 </p><p>RULE 7067-1. DEPOSIT AND INVESTMENT OF REGISTRY FUNDS ..................................................................... 67 </p><p>PART IX. GENERAL PROVISIONS .............................................................................................................. 67 </p><p>RULE 9004-1. FONT SIZE ................................................................................................................................. 67 </p><p>RULE 9006-1. EXTENSIONS OF TIME FOR DISCHARGE OF COMPLAINTS AND OBJECTIONS TO EXEMPTIONS .. 67 </p><p>RULE 9006-2. EXTENSION OF DEADLINES IF A DIVISIONAL CLERKS OFFICE IS CLOSED DUE TO AN EMERGENCY ................................................................................................................................................. 68 </p><p>RULE 9009-1. OFFICIAL LOCAL FORMS ............................................................................................................ 68 </p><p>RULE 9009-2. CASE MANAGEMENT ................................................................................................................ 68 </p><p>RULE 9010-1. REPRESENTATION AND APPEARANCES ..................................................................................... 69 </p><p>RULE 9010-2 APPEARANCES AS COUNSEL TO THE DEBTOR ........................................................................... 72 </p><p>RULE 9010-3 WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE ............................................................................................... 73 </p><p>RULE 9011-1. SIGNING OF PAPERS ................................................................................................................. 74 </p><p>RULE 9011-2. DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS .................................................................................................... 74 </p><p>RULE 9013-1. MOTIONS ................................................................................................................................. 74 </p><p>RULE 9013-3. SERVICE OF PLEADINGS AND NOTICES ...................................................................................... 78 </p><p>RULE 9015-1. JURY TRIALS .............................................................................................................................. 79 </p><p>RULE 9018-1. IMPOUNDMENT OF PAPERS ..................................................................................................... 80 </p><p>RULE 9019-1. STIPULATIONS; SETTLEMENTS .................................................................................................. 81 </p><p>RULE 9022-1. NOTICE OF ENTRY OF ORDERS AND JUDGMENTS ..................................................................... 82 </p><p>RULE 9027-1. REMOVAL ................................................................................................................................. 83 </p><p>RULE 9029-1. APPLICATION ............................................................................................................................ 83 </p><p>RULE 9029-3. APPLICABILITY OF U.S. DISTRICT COURT LOCAL RULES ............................................................. 83 </p><p>RULE 9036-1. ELECTRONIC FILING RULES ........................................................................................................ 85 </p></li><li><p>RULE 9037-1. PRIVACY REQUIREMENTS, RECORDING AND BROADCAST PROHIBITIONS. ............................... 85 </p><p>RULE 9070-1. EXHIBITS ................................................................................................................................... 86 </p><p>RULE 9074-1. APPEARANCES BY TELEPHONE OR VIDEOCONFERENCE ............................................................ 87 </p><p>APPENDIX 1 89 </p><p>CHAPTER 13 RULES .............................................................................................................................................. 89 </p><p>APPENDIX 1 92 </p><p>CHAPTER 13 RULES .............................................................................................................................................. 92 </p><p>RULE 13-1. APPLICABILITY .......................................................................................................................... 92 </p><p>RULE 13-2. COMMENCEMENT OF CASE ...................................................................................................... 92 </p><p>RULE 13-3. DISCLOSURE OF RELATED CASES ............................................................................................... 93 </p><p>RULE 13-4. CHAPTER 13 PLAN .................................................................................................................... 94 </p><p>RULE 13-5. SERVICE OF MOTIONS .............................................................................................................. 94 </p><p>RULE 13-6. ATTORNEYS ...........................................</p></li></ul>

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