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L.B.R. 5010-1. Reopening Cases

(a)  Service.  The motion must be served on the United States Trustee, the trustee previously assigned to the case, the 20 largest unsecured creditors in a chapter 11 case, and any party against whom relief is sought upon reopening of the case.

(b)  Filing Fees.  A motion to reopen a bankruptcy case must be accompanied by payment of any required filing fees.  When such a motion is filed by a trustee to reopen a case due to the discovery of additional assets in the estate, payment of the required filing fee is payable at the time the motion is filed; however, the trustee may file a motion to have the payment of the fee deferred until there are sufficient assets in the estate to pay such fee.

(c)   Filing Complaint to Determine Dischargeability of Debt.  An adversary proceeding to determine the dischargeability of a debt under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 4007(b) or for declaratory relief regarding the effect of a discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 524(a) may be commenced, maintained and concluded whether or not the underlying bankruptcy case has been closed under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 5009 or reopened under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 5010, unless otherwise ordered by the Court.