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§ 6-1506. Bankruptcy.

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   (A) Civil cases in which a party has been named as a debtor in a voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy petition. In any civil case pending before this court in which a party has been named as a debtor in a voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy petition, a Suggestion of Bankruptcy and either (1) a certified copy of the bankruptcy petition, (2) a copy of the bankruptcy petition bearing the filing stamp of the clerk of the bankruptcy court, or (3) a copy of a "Notice of Bankruptcy Case Filing" generated by the Bankruptcy Court’s electronic filing system shall be filed by the party named as a debtor or by any other party with knowledge of the bankruptcy petition. Upon the filing of the Suggestion of Bankruptcy and one of the three bankruptcy documents noted immediately above, no further action will be taken in the case by the court or by the parties until it can be shown to the satisfaction of the court that the automatic stay imposed by 11 U.S.C. § 362 does not apply or that the automatic stay has been terminated, annulled, modified, or conditioned so as to allow the case to proceed. Such a showing shall be made by motion.

   (B) Requests for disbursement of funds or distribution of property of or to a party named as a debtor in a bankruptcy proceeding. In any civil case in which a Suggestion of Bankruptcy and one of the three bankruptcy documents noted in § 6-1506(A) have been filed, no request for a disbursement of funds or distribution of property of or to a party named as a debtor shall be made, and no order disbursing funds or distributing property of or to a party named as debtor will be entered. A request for disbursement of funds or distribution of property may be made after a showing, satisfactory to the court, that such funds or property has been abandoned by the trustee in bankruptcy or that the funds or property has been exempted by the debtor in the bankruptcy proceedings or that the party named as debtor in the bankruptcy petition, rather than the trustee in bankruptcy, is otherwise entitled to disbursement of such funds or distribution of such property. Such a showing shall be made by affidavit.

Rule 6(A) and (B) amended October 23, 2002. Renumbered and codified as § 6-1506, effective July 18, 2008.

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