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L.B.R. 1073-1. Assignment of Cases

(a)  Assignment of Cases.  Cases are assigned to judges by random selection to the extent possible.  The Chief Judge may direct the Clerk to reassign cases as necessary.

(b)  Related Cases.  A case related to another pending case may be assigned or reassigned to the judge with the earliest filed case.  A case is “related” to another case if one of the debtors in one case is an “affiliate” or an “insider” of a debtor in another case, as those terms are defined in 11 U.S.C. § 101.

(c)   Repeat Cases.  If the debtor has filed a bankruptcy case in the previous eight years, the Clerk may reassign the case to the judge to whom the previous bankruptcy case was assigned.