BANKRUPTCY RULE 1001-1

SCOPE OF RULES

 

(A)     AUTHORITY AND CITATION

These rules are adopted pursuant to Rule 9029 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and General Orders of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota to govern the local practice and procedures before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of North Dakota. These rules may be amended or supplemented by additional orders as the court deems necessary. Unless otherwise specified, all statutory references are to Title 11 of the United States Code.

(B)     APPLICATION

These rules shall apply to all cases and proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of North Dakota. The failure of a party to comply with these rules may result in a ruling adverse to that party or the imposition of appropriate sanctions.

(C)    Effective Date

These rules are effective April 2, 2013 and supersede all rules or General Orders issued by the Bankruptcy Court prior to this date, except the general order entered on November 30, 2012 adopting interim rule 1007-I.

(D)     District Court Rules

Certain provisions of the Local Rules of the United States District Court, District of North Dakota, have been incorporated in the Bankruptcy Local Rules. Additional District Court Local Rules may be applied in particular cases at the discretion of the judge.

(E)     Electronic Case Files (ECF)

ECF Administrative Procedures have been adopted by this court to supplement the rules regarding electronic filing. Additionally, the clerk of court will maintain operating guidelines in an ECF User's Manual.  The manual will contain local forms, guidelines and instructions incidental to these rules.

(F)     Website

The clerk of court will maintain rules, procedures, manuals and local forms on the court's website at www.ndb.uscourts.gov.