The Judges have approved a new "negative notice" procedure for Claim Objections. If an objecting party uses the new suggested local form, available here, attaches an affidavit or declaration to the Objection (or explains the facts in the record that support the Objection) and provides 30 days' notice to the Claimant, the Court will review the objection and lack of response, and may sustain the Objection without a hearing. The Court will normally set a hearing if a timely response is filed by the Claimant and may set a hearing if the Court needs more information about the Objection. We hope that this new procedure saves you time and eliminates unnecessary hearings. A discussion of the procedure including examples of how various Objections would be treated is available here in the Lou Jones Breakfast Meetings Archive.
Thursday, October 13, 2016