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RULE 9004-1


  1. The first page of all petitions, pleadings, motions, and other papers filed with the Court shall contain a caption as in the Official Forms. In addition shall state in the title the designation of the party, and the party’s name if the designation is insufficiently specific, by whom or on whose behalf the paper is filed. The document title shall also describe the paper’s contents or the relief requested. If the filling contains a memorandum, the caption shall so state. For example, "TRUSTEE'S MOTION TO COMPROMISE AND SETTLE CONTROVERSY, AND MEMORANDUM."
  2. If a pleading contains a prayer for injunctive relief pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 7065, the title of the pleading shall include the words: "AND PRAYER FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF."
  3. Unless otherwise directed by the Court, any party permitted to amend a pleading, motion, or other document filed with the Court shall file the amended pleading in its entirety, designating “Amended” in the title and relating it to the docket number of the original filing.


Advisory Committee Notes


No changes were made to this Local Rule in the 2023 revision cycle.

2020 Amendment

The amended rule includes both stylistic and substantive changes. The format of subdivisions is changed to maintain a consistent style across all rules. Subdivisions (A) and (B) have been reversed as injunctive relief is less common than the general document title rules. New subdivision (A) is expanded to reference the official form and note the possibility that a party’s designation (e.g., creditor) may be insufficient to expressly identify the party. Subdivision (C) is amended to remove the explicit reference to the CM/ECF system.