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Modified Bankruptcy Rule 9006(f) Shortens Time to Respond to a Pleading

November 28, 2016 by Shannon Doyle

 The judicial council has modified a number of bankruptcy rules effective December 1, 2016. Of particular interest is the change in

Last Day words written in red marker ink on a calendar date and circled as a reminder of the deadline, due period or expiration

Last Day words written in red marker ink on a calendar date and circled as a reminder of the deadline, due period or expiration

Bankruptcy Rule 9006(f). The amendment to Bankruptcy Rule 9006(f) eliminates the 3-day extension to time respond to pleadings when service is made electronically. Under the prior rule – if you had 14 days to respond to a motion and you were served electronically or by mail, you would get an extra three days for a total of 17 days to respond. Now, you no longer get the extra three days for filing a response if you were served electronically. Your response would be due in 14 days. The extra three days remains if you were served via regular mail.


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