Motion to Approve Compromise or Settlement - Other Than Under FRBP 9019
Last Updated: July 25, 2012

If the Motion to Approve Compromise is filed by a Trustee or Debtor in Possession, see instructions.

Note:  When the stipulation/agreement relates to an adversary proceeding, the Stipulation and Order Approving must be filed in the Adversary Case.  The Motion to Approve the Compromise, and related documents are filed in the Main Case.

Filing Requirements

• Stipulation

• Proposed Order Approving Stipulation

Additional Filing Requirements:

• Motion to Approve Compromise or Settlement

Rule 4001(d) Notice of Motion giving 14 days to object when no previous motion was filed, and the agreement relates to: relief from stay, prohibiting or conditioning the use, sale or lease of property, providing adequate protection, use of cash collateral or obtaining credit. Notice is sent to the creditors’ committee, or if  no committee is appointed, to the list of 20 largest unsecured creditors

• Proof of Service

• Proposed Order Approving Motion (may be filed after the last day to object has expired)

To File Electronically:

Note:  Docket the Stipulation first.

  1. Log into CM/ECF.

  2. Select [Bankruptcy >  Motions/Applications].

  3. Enter the case number (e.g, xx-xxxxx).

  4. Select [Approve Compromise/Settlement - Other Than Under FRBP 9019] from the event list.

  5. Skip the Joint Filing screen.

  6. Select the party filer.

  7. Browse to select the Motion (.pdf file).

    Note:  Notice and proof of service may be filed separately or with the motion. Proposed Order MUST be filed separately using the Proposed Order event.

  8. Enter the last day to object (defaults to 14 days; modify if necessary).

    Note:  Remove this date if you are not filing a Notice at this time.

  9. Modify the text as appropriate.

  10. Verify the final docket text; if correct, click [Next] to submit your document(s).

    Note: The Notice of Electronic Filing displays giving you the document number. Copies of this notice are immediately e-mailed to all participants who receive electronic notification in the case.

  11. Electronically file the Proposed Order. Instructions






FRBP: 4001(d)