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Proposed Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio requests comments on the following proposed Local Rules:

LR 2002-1 Notice to Creditors and Other Interested Parties:

Changes were made to the rule to make it consistent with Rule 2002(h) of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure that was amended December 1, 2020, to permit courts to direct all notices required by subdivision (a) of Rule 2002 be limited in chapter 12 and chapter 13 cases after the bar date for filing proofs of claim has passed, similar to the procedure already in effect for chapter 7 cases.

LR 3011-1 Unclaimed Funds

Changes were made to the rule require the use of Official Form 1340 and Exhibit A and that the payment of unclaimed funds will be made directly to the claimant only.

LR 7067-1 Registry Fund

Changes were made to the rule to be consistent with Rule 67 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rule 7067 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.  The rule establishes that funds to be deposited with the Court in an interest-bearing account are invested in the Court Registry Investment System (CRIS).