Rule 2002-1 : Notice to Creditors & Other Interested Parties


(a) Who Must Give Notice: Unless otherwise ordered, the movant or applicant must give the notices required by FED. R. BANKR. P. 2002.

(b) Content of Notice: Notices must:

(1) be in substantial conformity with L.B. Form 9013-1.1;

(2) contain a specific statement describing the requested relief or intended action to be taken, in sufficient detail to meaningfully inform the parties receiving the notice;

(3) contain the specific date of the deadline to object and request a hearing, not just the number of days, which must be a date on which the court is scheduled to be open for business; and

(4) comply with FED. R. BANKR. P. 2002(c).

(c) Creditor Address Mailing Matrix: For notice to all creditors and parties in interest, the movant must use, at a minimum, all of the addresses contained on the most current version of the Creditor Address Mailing Matrix.

(d) Designation of Preferred Creditor Addresses: The court designates any entity approved by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts as a notice provider to support the preferred address requirements under U.S.C. § 342(f) and FED. R. BANKR. P. 2002(g)(4).

Commentary

[Source: L.B.R. 202 and T.L.B.R. 2002-1]

See L.B.R. 1007-2App for Instructions Regarding Creditor Address Mailing Matrix.

In addition to the FED. R. BANKR. P., the mechanism for bringing motions before the court, providing notice and effecting service is set out in L.B.R. 9013-1.

Parties are advised to be mindful of the distinction between notice (as required for parties covered by FED. R. BANKR. P. 2002) and service (as required for parties against whom relief is sought and as described in L.B.R. 9013-1 and other FED. R. BANKR. P., including Rules 9014 and 7004).

Parties seeking expedited hearings on motions brought immediately after the filing of a chapter 11 petition should refer to L.B.R. 2081-1.