Bankruptcy Local Rule 7003.1
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COMMENCEMENT OF ADVERSARY PROCEEDINGS

(a)  Cover sheet.

A completed “Adversary Proceeding Cover Sheet” and attendant fee shall accompany every complaint commencing an adversary proceeding under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7003,  together with a summons prepared in compliance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

(b)  Form.

All pleadings in an adversary proceeding shall meet the requirements of Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7010 and the Official Forms, including identification of the debtor and the debtor's bankruptcy case number.

(1)  The bankruptcy case number shall include the three letter suffix indicating the assigned judge (i.e., 15-00001-TLM or 15-00001-JDP).

(c)  Adversary number and summons.

Upon the filing of a complaint under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7003, the clerk will assign the proceeding an adversary number, which number must thereafter appear on all pleadings and issue the summons which will then be returned to the plaintiff who will be responsible for service according to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7004.

(1)  The adversary proceeding number shall include the three letter suffix indicating the assigned judge (i.e., 15-6001-TLM or 15-6001-JDP).

 


RELATED AUTHORITY

Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7003, 7004, 7007.1, 7010, 9004(b)

Official Form 1040


Advisory Committee Notes:

 A corporate ownership statement pursuant to Fed R. Bankr. P. 7007.1 must be filed concurrently with the complaint or responsive pleading, as applicable.