Hot Topic for August

General Requirements of Form and Caption of Petition


Rule 9004. General Requirements of Form

  1. Legibility
    • All petitions, pleadings, schedules and other papers shall be clearly legible.

    With the growing number of ECF filers utilizing scanners, it is important to insure that the quality of your scanned document is legible.

  2. Caption
    • Each paper filed shall contain a caption setting forth the name of the court, the title of the case, the bankruptcy docket number, and a brief designation of the character of the paper.

    It is important when filing documents electronically that this rule be followed. If the pleading needs to be printed for any reason, the caption will play a major role in identifying the document.

Rule 1005. Caption of Petition

August Facts:

In June 2006:
  • 206 Attorneys filed
  • 3,961 pleadings electronically

New Petitions filed by Electronic Case Filers:
  • 82 % June 2006
  • 85 % year to date

August Special Note:

New Event for Chapter 11 cases:
US Trustee's Quarterly Fee Statement

Bankruptcy Events>Miscellaneous>Quarterly Fee Statement

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