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Emergency Motions

Local Rule Number: 
Rule 9075-1
9000 Series

 If a motion or other paper requests an emergency hearing, the title of the motion or paper shall include the words “Emergency Hearing Requested”.  Any motion or paper requesting an emergency hearing shall set forth with particularity, under a separate heading in the text:

(A)       the reason for the exigency and the date by which movant reasonably believes such hearing must be held; and

(B)       a certification that the proponent has made a bona fide effort to resolve the matter without hearing.

Emergency hearings shall be held only where direct, immediate and substantial harm will occur to the interest of an entity in property, to the bankruptcy estate, or to the debtor’s ability to reorganize if the parties are not able to obtain an immediate resolution of any dispute.

[Comment: See also Local Rules 5005-1(B) (papers to be filed with clerk, not court) and 5005-1(F)(2) (emergency submittal of papers).]