Local Bankruptcy Rules – Western District Of Oklahoma

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A. Disposition of Unclaimed Funds. Any person or entity, or the legal representative or agent of any person or entity, may make a claim for funds which are ordered to be paid to that person or entity from a bankruptcy estate but were not paid. A request for the release of unclaimed funds pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2042 shall be made by completing and filing an application for payment of unclaimed funds on Local Form 5 which shall contain full proof of the right to payment of such funds. If no response or objection has been filed within fourteen (14) days from the date of filing of the application, an application which provides sufficient documentation to establish the identity of the claimant and the authority of the applicant to make a claim may be approved without a hearing. The Court, in its discretion, may set a hearing and/or require such additional evidence before issuing an order granting the application. All indications of fraud will be referred to the United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

B. Notice Required. Such application shall be served by the claimant on the debtor and debtor’s counsel, the trustee, if any, the United States Trustee, the United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, and the original claimant and claimant’s counsel, if any, if the applicant is not the original creditor or claimant. A certificate of service substantially in the form of Local Form 4 must be filed with respect to the notice.