Status Reports for Adversary Proceedings should be filed as follows. Counsel should prepare one Status Report which includes all adversary case numbers for which status is requested. This status report shall be filed in the lead bankruptcy case and in each individual adversary case (the same report may be filed in the adversary proceedings and the lead bankruptcy case). There is no official form, however, cases on the Status Report should be categorized in accordance with the "Categories for Status Report" listed below. As long as the requested information is provided, the Status Report documents may be prepared in any format (ex. spread sheet or chart). However, as with all documents e-filed in CM/ECF, the Status Report must be converted into PDF format prior to filing.
Unless specifically instructed to do so, Status Reports are not required to be served on all parties, therefore a Certificate of Service is not required to be filed.
List all cases where service has not been completed. Explain why service is incomplete and give the date when you expect to complete service.
List all cases where service is complete, but answers are still due. Provide answer due date.
List all cases where service is complete, no answer has been filed, and are making motion or request for Default Judgment.
List all adversary cases in which a Settlement Agreement has been filed with the Court. Include the Case Number and Docket Number of the Settlement Agreement in your written report. Upon Court verification of appropriate documentation, the listed cases will be dismissed and closed.
List all cases where the adversary case has been resolved/settled, but Notice/Stipulation of Dismissal cannot yet be filed. Provide explanation as to why Notice/Stipulation of Dismissal has not been filed and date when Notice/Stipulation of Dismissal is expected to be filed.
List all cases where service is complete, answer has been filed, discovery/disclosures are underway, and expected date of completion of discovery/disclosure.
List all cases where a Mediator has been selected or appointed.
List all cases that are ready for trial. You must contact chambers to obtain a trial date, time, and location prior to filing under Status H. Provide the estimated length of trial and schedule date and time.
List all cases where there are dispositive motions pending. Provide dates when briefing is expected to be completed.
List all cases which are stayed by the filing of another bankruptcy action affecting a party in this matter. A Suggestion of Bankruptcy should be filed in this case indicating the caption, case number, and venue of this other bankruptcy action.
List all cases in which an Appeal is pending.
These instructions assume you have already accessed and logged into CM/ECF (see How to Access CM/ECF).
FILING STATUS REPORT IN LEAD BANKRUPTCY CASE:
To file the Status Report in the lead bankruptcy case, use the following CM/ECF menus:
FILING STATUS REPORT IN ADVERSARY CASES:
To file the Status Report in one or more adversary cases, use the following CM/ECF menus:
Enter the case number(s)*
Note: the Status Report may be multi-docketed in multiple cases by entering all of the applicable case numbers at this screen
Select "Status Report" (note: all 'lettered ' status categories have been removed effective 5/1/06)
*PLEASE TAKE CARE TO NOT FILE A STATUS REPORT IN A CLOSED ADVERSARY CASE*
September 12, 2007 to include Status Category information
May 31, 2006 to remove Status Categories
May 9, 2005 to add Status K