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Amended Local Bankruptcy Rules Effective December 1, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York has amended its local rules effective December 1, 2009. The amendments bring the local rules into line with the amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure that will also become effective on December 1, 2009. These local rules amendments consist of adopting a "days are days" approach to time computation, and changing most time periods of less than 30 days to multiples of seven days. In addition, the court has abrogated two local bankruptcy rules, 4003-2 and 5005-1, which have been superseded: 4003-2 is now covered by Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 4003, and 5005-1, which refers to filing in non-electronic cases, is no longer applicable as all filings are now electronic.

The amended local bankruptcy rules and a blacklined copy that compares the amendments against the court’s 2008 local bankruptcy rules can be found on the court’s website :

Amended Local Bankruptcy Rules (Effective December 1, 2009)

Blacklined Copy of Local Rules