An adversary proceeding governed by Part VII of the Bankruptcy Rules shall be commenced by the filing of a complaint. The filing shall include an Adversary Proceeding Cover Sheet, form available at www.flnb.uscourts.gov, and the appropriate filing fee. The caption of the complaint shall conform substantially with the applicable Official Form for Captions. Upon the filing of the adversary complaint and cover sheet, the Clerk's office shall issue the summons. The plaintiff's attorney shall receive the summons electronically and shall be responsible for printing and serving the summons along with a copy of the complaint upon the defendant(s) in accordance with Bankruptcy Rule 7004. If the plaintiff is self-represented, the Clerk’s office will mail the summons to the plaintiff, who will be responsible for serving a copy of the summons and complaint upon the defendant(s) in accordance with Bankruptcy Rule 7004.
Advisory Committee Notes
The amended rule includes only stylistic changes. The rule is amended to maintain a consistent style for references to the court’s website. The rule is also amended to remove references to specific official form numbers in light of the recent renumbering of forms (the rule previously referenced Form B 104, which was replaced by Form B 1040, and Form B 16D, which was replaced by Form B 416D).