Posted for comment are changes to the local rules of bankruptcy procedure with a proposed effective date of June 1, 2013. Changes to the rules incorporate many provisions of the existing Chambers' Guidelines and Operating and Administrative Orders. Substantive changes were made to SC LBR 5075-1, delegating additional noticing to parties and movants, and 9013-4 to expand self-scheduling by movants. Many other technical, clarifying, and stylistic changes were made and notes are appended to each rule. Revised Chambers' Guidelines and Operating and Administrative Orders will be posted June 1, 2013. Comments to the revised rules should be made to Jeff Davis at Jeff_Davis@scb.uscourts.gov by May 24, 2013. The Judges wish to thank the Local Rules Committee for its thorough review of the rules and thoughtful comments.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013