Local Rule 7012-1

Objection to Bankruptcy Courth Authority; Deemed Consent

In an adversary proceeding, and within the time set forth in FRBP 7012(a), a responsive pleading must include a statement that the party does or does not consent to entry of final orders or judgment by the Court. The absence of such a statement will be deemed voluntary consent to the authority of the Court to enter final orders or judgments.


Notes 2018:  New LR 7012-1 was added to address constitutional authority issues created by the holding in Stern v. Marshall, 564 U.S. 2, 131 S.Ct. 2594, 180 L. Ed. 2d 475 (2011), as clarified by Wellness International Network Ltd. v. Sharif, 575 U.S. ___ , 135 S.Ct. 1932, 191 L. Ed. 2d 911 (2015), related to a responsive pleading filed in an adversary proceeding.

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