Local Bankruptcy Rules – Western District Of Oklahoma

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RULE 2002-1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

A. Service By Mail. When mailing paper copies of Documents that have been electronically filed to parties who are not registered participants of the ECF System, the filing party must include a file-stamped copy of the Document in order to provide the recipient with proof of filing. If a party is required to serve notice of a “Text-Only Order” to parties who are not registered participants of the ECF System, the party shall send a copy of the Notice of Electronic Filing associated with the “text-only order” to such recipients.

B. Twenty-One-Day Notices to Parties in Interest. The proponent or movant shall prepare and serve the notices required by Bankruptcy Rule 2002(a)(2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) unless the action is initiated by the Court, in which event the appropriate notice shall be served by the Clerk unless the Court directs otherwise. The notices required by Bankruptcy Rule 2002(a)(7) shall be given by the Clerk in cases under chapters 7, 12 and 13. In a case under chapter 11, the notices required by Bankruptcy Rule 2002(a)(7) shall be given by the movant. The notices required by Bankruptcy Rule 2002(a)(8) shall be given by the proponent of the plan unless a plan is filed concurrently with the petition in a chapter 12 case, in which event the notices provided for in Bankruptcy Rule 2002(a)(8) shall be given by the Clerk.

C. Twenty-Eight-Day Notices to Parties in Interest. The notices required by Bankruptcy Rule 2002(b) shall be given by the proponent of the plan or the party whose disclosure statement is being considered, unless a plan is filed concurrently with the petition in a chapter 13 case, in which event the notices provided for in Bankruptcy Rule 2002(b) shall be given by the Clerk.

D. Corresponding Response Deadline. The response deadline for any request for relief identified in BankruptcyRule 2002(a) and (b) shall be the period of time required for notice set forth therein unless a different response time is prescribed by applicable statute, rule or order, in which event such response time shall apply.

E. Notice to Equity Security Holders. The proponent or movant shall prepare and give the notices required by Bankruptcy Rule 2002(d)(3), (4), (5), (6) and (7).

F. Other Notices. The notices required by Bankruptcy Rule 2002(f)(7) shall be given by the proponent of the plan. The notice required by Bankruptcy Rule 2002(f)(8) shall be given by the chapter 7 trustee.

G. Certificate of Service of Notices. Certificates of service for notices must be substantially in the form of Local Form 4.

1. If all parties who are entitled to receive notice are served electronically by the ECF System, no additional certificate of service is necessary.

2. If parties are not listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing as having received electronic service and are entitled to receive notice, the filing party must serve a file-stamped copy of the Document in accordance with the Bankruptcy Rules and either include a certificate of service in the Document certifying the date of service, the manner of service, and the names and addresses of the persons and entities served or file a separate signed certificate of service containing the same information substantially in the form of Local Form 4. If a separate certificate of service is filed electronically, the certificate of service shall specifically identify the Document served (including the docket number) and the docket event shall be linked to the Document served.