Eastern District Bankruptcy Court amends local rules

A slew of amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and two brand-new rules, take effect Dec. 1, 2011.

As a result, the Local Court Rules of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan are a bit out of kilter and have been amended on an interim basis to conform with the new federal changes.

Local Bankruptcy Rule 2015-5(a) and Local Bankruptcy Rule 3001-2, conflict with new F.R.Bankr.P. 3002.1. The court has issued Administrative Order 11-08, which also takes effect Dec. 1, to bring its local rules into compliance.

There are some new forms to deal with as well.

A copy of the new rules, the amended rules and extensive commentary on their formulation was issued earlier this year by the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States.