BANKRUPTCY RULE 9014-1

CONTESTED MATTERS

 

(A)    All hearings are evidentiary unless, upon the court's initiative or the written request of a party, the court schedules a preliminary hearing to address scheduling, discovery or other matters.

(B)    Rule 12(c), Fed. R. Civ. P., shall apply in contested matters. A party opposing a motion for judgment on the pleadings has 21 days to file an objection.

(C)    An adverse party's failure to serve and file a response to a motion may be deemed an admission that the motion is well taken.

(D)    All settlement agreements addressing substantive rights, interests or claims shall be reduced to writing, signed by the parties and accompanied by a motion or made part of the record in open court. No settlement agreement shall be effective unless approved by the court. Settlement agreements shall be accompanied by a proposed order.

Notice of a motion seeking approval of a settlement agreement shall be given as required in Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2002(a)(3), except as provided in Fed. R. Bankr. P. 4001(d)(4). Specifically, a settlement agreement arising from a contested motion made pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 4001(a), (b) or (c) may be approved without further notice, if notice of the original motion was provided in compliance with D.N.D Bankr. L.R. 2002-1.