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Caption – Papers

Local Rule Number: 
Rule 9004-2
9000 Series

(A)       Caption – General.  The caption of all papers, except for orders, shall conform to applicable Official Form “Caption”.  The court style shall be centered at the top of the first page, and the case number shall include the judge’s initials and chapter of the case shall appear to the right of the case style.  Captions for miscellaneous proceedings filed in this court shall contain the court style for this district and the case name for the district where the case is pending and shall include the out-of-district case number and the court name below the space provided for the case number assigned by this court.

☞2015 Amendment:  Incorporates provisions of Interim Local Rule 9004-2(A) adopted by Administrative Order 13-02.

(B)       Caption – Jointly Administered Cases.  All papers, other than in the lead case, shall be captioned under the lead case name and case number followed by the words “(Jointly Administered)” and, beneath that caption, the case names and numbers for the cases in which the paper is being filed.  However, a proof of claim shall indicate only the case name and number of the case in which the claim is asserted.  The style shall not use the word “Consolidated” to refer to joint administration, unless the estates have been substantively consolidated by court order.

(C)       Caption – Substantively Consolidated Cases.  All papers in substantively consolidated cases of two or more individual debtors shall contain in the case style the name of each debtor and the case number of the case into which the cases have been consolidated.  In all other instances, all papers in substantively consolidated cases shall contain in the case style only the name and case number of the case into which the cases have been consolidated.

[Comment: See also Local Rules 7003-1(A), 9004-1(C), 9015-1(A), and 9075-1 (particular requirements in title) and this court’s “Guidelines for Preparing, Submitting and Serving Orders”.]