MASTER MAILING LIST (MML)
(a) Filing of Master Mailing List (MML)
At the time of filing a petition initiating a proceeding under the Bankruptcy Code, a Master Mailing List (MML) shall accompany the petition, which list shall include the name, address, and zip code of every scheduled creditor and other parties in interest. The MML shall not include the names or addresses of the debtor, joint debtor, or counsel for the debtor(s). Also, the MML shall not include the account numbers between the creditor(s) and debtor(s).
(b) Form of Master Mailing List
The MML shall be prepared in the form as required by the clerk of the court.
(c) Accuracy of Master Mailing List
The clerk and/or the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) need not check to ensure that the MML accurately reflects the names and addresses of creditors, equity security holders, and/or parties in interest listed on the debtor's schedules. For purposes of notice by the clerk; the BNC or by any party in interest, an error or omission on the MML shall be deemed an error or omission on the debtor's schedules, unless such creditor or party in interest should have been added as a result of a filed proof of claim or a written request to the court. The clerk's office or the BNC will forward returned mail to the debtor's attorney (or the debtor if pro se). It will be the responsibility of the attorney (or debtor if pro se) to provide the court with a current address of those creditors whose mail was undeliverable. It will also be the responsibility of the debtor’s attorney (or debtor if pro se), to send a § 341(a) notice to those creditors whose mail was not delivered and to provide proof to the court that notice was sent.
(d) Amendments to Master Mailing List
Any additions to the MML subsequent to its initial filing shall include only those names added in the MML format required by the clerk and shall be accompanied by the amendment fee. Any deletions from the MML are to be done through an appropriate ECF event, or if by a pro se debtor, they must be set forth in a letter to the clerk of court. A party may not delete names from the MML by submitting a new MML with the names deleted.
(e) Creditor’s case specific preferred address per 11 U.S.C. § 342(e)
A creditor who wishes a specific address to be used solely in a particular case under 11 U.S.C. § 342(e) must either electronically file notice of such request using the appropriate event, or clearly mark on a paper document that it is a “Notice for Use of Specified Address in this Case Only”. The filed notice must contain the debtor’s name; case number; the party’s name and address on file with the court; and the party’s complete new service address for that particular case. A failure to use the proper electronic filing event, specifically note on a paper document the information required above, or provide all the other information required above will not result in the override of any nationally preferred address submitted pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 342(f) and pursuant to the other subsections of this particular LBR.
(f) Preferred address per 11 U.S.C. § 342(f)
Notice of a preferred address pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 342(f) must be filed directly with the National Creditor Registration Service (NCRS) established by the court’s notice provider and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts for this purpose. Such filing will constitute the filing of that notice with the court.
11 U.S.C. § 521
Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1007, 2002(g)
Advisory Committee Notes:
This rule has been modified consistent with internal changes in the clerk’s office. The clerk has detailed information on how to prepare an MML so that the MML can be read by the court's equipment. This information will be provided by the clerk upon request, or can be viewed at www.id.uscourts.gov. See LBR 1009.1 and Miscellaneous Fee Schedule regarding assessment of an amendment fee when creditors are added to schedules or lists.
The NCRS website for registration of preferred address under 11 U.S.C. § 342(f) and the filing of notices is https://ncrs.uscourts.gov/, and its toll-free support line number is 877 837-3424.