Rule 1073-1 : Assignment of Cases


(a) Assignment of Cases: Cases are assigned to judges by random selection to the extent possible.

(b) Related Cases: A case related to another pending case may be assigned or reassigned to the judge with the earliest filed case. A case is “related” to another case if one of the debtors in one case is an “affiliate” or an “insider” of a debtor in another case, as those terms are defined in 11 U.S.C. § 101.

(c) Sequential Cases: If the debtor has filed a bankruptcy case in the previous eight years, the Clerk may reassign the case to the judge to whom the previous bankruptcy case was assigned.

Commentary

[Source: GPO 1996-1, 3rd Amended]