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C. Pleading Attachments

 

1.  Definition

A “pleading attachment” is any document filed in support of, or in conjunction with, any pleading or proof of claim filed with the Authorizing Court. A pleading attachment shall be submitted as a PDF attachment to (and docketed with) the main document.

Exception¹: Memorandum of Law. A memorandum of law pertaining to a pleading must be filed separately and linked as a related document to such pleading.

Exception²: Trial Exhibits. No trial exhibit shall be filed by electronic means.
 
 

2.  Summary or Excerpt Required

Except as stated below or otherwise authorized by separate court order, no document in excess of forty (40) pages shall be filed as  a pleading attachment. In lieu thereof, the Electronic Filer shall either  create and thereafter file as the pleading attachment:

(a) an accurate summary of such document; or
(b) an excerpt of such portion of such document as may be directly germane to the issue being presented to the Court provided; however, that the excerpted material is clearly and prominently identified as such.
 
 

3.  Service of Complete Copy Upon Request

If a summary or excerpt is filed with the Court as a pleading attachment, any party entitled to service of the pleading under the  Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the Local Rules of any  Authorizing Court or any court order has a right to request service  of a complete copyof the source document for which the summary  or excerpt is submitted and the filing party shall immediately comply  with such request at no charge to the requesting party. A complete  copy of the source document must also be available for distribution  to the Court and opposing parties at any scheduled hearing pertaining to the matter.
 
 

4.  Exceptions to the Summary/Excerpt Requirement

Pleading attachments to the following pleadings are excepted from the summary/excerpt requirement expressed above and shall  instead be filed in their entirety by electronic means, subject to the  PDF file limitations imposed by Section III(A)(6) of this Appendix:
 
(a) Chapter 9 or Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization;
(b) Disclosure Statement;
(c) Application for Compensation and/or Reimbursement of Expenses;
(d) Applications to Employ pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2014;
(e) Motion to Dismiss pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7012;
(f) Motion for Summary Judgment pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7056;
(g) Motion for TRO/Injunctive Relief pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7065;
(h) Motion for New Trial or to Alter/Amend Judgment pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9023;
(i) Motion for Relief from Judgment/Order pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9024;
(j) Motion for Remand pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9027;
(k) Trustee’s Final Report and Account (in all chapters);
(l) Any documents containing affidavits or verified statements; and
(m) Proofs of Claim.

 

5.  Paper Copy for Chambers Required

Unless otherwise ordered, a complete paper copy of the following pleadings, including all attachments thereto, should be delivered  within 24 hours of the electronic filing to the Clerk of the Authorizing  Court for use by the assigned judge. Such pleadings are designated  below according to district:
 
(a) Northern District:
If paper copy is required, filer will be notified when filing the specified document. See Attorney Desk Reference for paper requirements for each judge.
 
(b) Southern District:
None. The Court will request paper copies if necessary.
 
(c) Eastern District:
(1) Chapter 9 or Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization
(2) Disclosure Statement;
(3) Motion for Summary Judgment and any Response in Opposition Thereto (including all evidentiary submissions);
(4) Application for Compensation and/or Reimbursement of Expenses (when fee exhibit exceeds 25 pages); and
(5) Motion to Dismiss pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7012 (if over 25 pages).
 
(d) Western District:
None at this time
.
 
 

6.  Affidavits

The digital representation of an affidavit filed pursuant to the directives of this Section shall be construed as a valid affidavit upon which the Authorizing Court shall be entitled to rely. At the request of the Court or upon any dispute regarding the validity of the underlying affidavit, the Electronic Filer shall produce the originallyexecuted affidavit at any scheduled hearing pertaining to the matter.

 

7.  Trial Exhibits

No trial exhibit shall be filed by electronic means.