United States Bankruptcy Court

for the District of Colorado


Local Bankruptcy Rule 115

Joint Administration

In the interests of efficient case administration, upon filing of a motion for joint administration pursuant to Fed.R.B.P. 1015(b), the court may enter an order for joint administration of related cases for procedural purposes only. In the event such order is entered, the clerk, or such other person as the court may direct, shall provide notice to all creditors and other interested parties that the following administrative procedures shall apply, but which shall have no effect upon the substantive issues of the estates, either individually or collectively, nor upon the requirements of Fed.R.B.P. 2009(f):

(a) Jointly administered cases shall be reassigned to the judge to whom the lower-numbered (first) case was assigned.

(b) All motions, pleadings and other documents filed in the jointly administered cases shall bear a combined caption to include the full name and number of each specific case, except that a motion which applies only to one specific estate may reflect only the caption of that case.

(c) All claims shall be filed in the specific estate to which they apply.

(d) All motions, pleadings and other documents filed in the jointly administered cases shall be docketed and placed in the lower-numbered case file jacket, and nothing further shall be docketed on the docket sheet or placed in the case file jacket of the higher-numbered case.

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