Official Form 309E2 "Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case (For Individuals or Joint Debtors Under Subchapter V)"

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Information to identify the case:
Debtor 1
__________________________________________________________________
Last 4 digits of Social Security number or ITIN ___ ___ ___ ___
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
EIN
___ ___ – ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Debtor 2
________________________________________________________________
Last 4 digits of Social Security number or ITIN ___ ___ ___ ___
(Spouse, if filing)
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
EIN
___ ___ – ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
______________________
_________
United States Bankruptcy Court for the:
District of
[Date case filed for chapter 11
(State)
______________
MM / DD / YYYY] OR
_______________________________________
Case number:
Date case filed in chapter _____
[
______________
MM / DD / YYYY
Date case converted to chapter 11
______________]
MM / DD / YYYY
Official Form 309E2 (For Individuals or Joint Debtors under Subchapter V)
Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case
10/20
For the debtors listed above, a case has been filed under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. An order for relief has
been entered.
This notice has important information about the case for creditors, debtors, and trustees, including information about
the meeting of creditors and deadlines. Read all pages carefully.
The filing of the case imposed an automatic stay against most collection activities. This means that creditors generally may not take action to
collect debts from the debtors or the debtors’ property. For example, while the stay is in effect, creditors cannot sue, garnish wages, assert a
deficiency, repossess property, or otherwise try to collect from the debtors. Creditors cannot demand repayment from debtors by mail, phone,
or otherwise. Creditors who violate the stay can be required to pay actual and punitive damages and attorney’s fees. Under certain
circumstances, the stay may be limited to 30 days or not exist at all, although debtors can ask the court to extend or impose a stay.
Confirmation of a chapter 11 plan may result in a discharge of debt. Creditors who assert that the debtors are not entitled to a discharge of any
debts or who want to have a particular debt excepted from discharge may be required to file a complaint in the bankruptcy clerk’s office within
the deadlines specified in this notice. (See line 11 below for more information.)
To protect your rights, consult an attorney. All documents filed in the case may be inspected at the bankruptcy clerk’s office at the address
listed below or through PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records at https://pacer.uscourts.gov).
The staff of the bankruptcy clerk’s office cannot give legal advice.
To help creditors correctly identify debtors, debtors submit full Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers, which
may appear on a version of this notice. However, the full numbers must not appear on any document filed with the court.
Do not file this notice with any proof of claim or other filing in the case. Do not include more than the last four digits of a Social
Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number in any document, including attachments, that you file with the court.
About Debtor 1:
About Debtor 2:
Debtor’s full name
1.
All other names used in the
2.
last 8 years
If Debtor 2 lives at a different address:
Address
3.
Contact phone
______________________________
Debtor’s attorney
4.
Email
______________________________
Name and address
Contact phone
______________________________
Bankruptcy trustee
5.
Email
______________________________
Name and address
For more information, see page 2
Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case
page 1
Official Form 309E2 (For Individuals or Joint Debtors under Subchapter V)
Information to identify the case:
Debtor 1
__________________________________________________________________
Last 4 digits of Social Security number or ITIN ___ ___ ___ ___
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
EIN
___ ___ – ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Debtor 2
________________________________________________________________
Last 4 digits of Social Security number or ITIN ___ ___ ___ ___
(Spouse, if filing)
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
EIN
___ ___ – ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
______________________
_________
United States Bankruptcy Court for the:
District of
[Date case filed for chapter 11
(State)
______________
MM / DD / YYYY] OR
_______________________________________
Case number:
Date case filed in chapter _____
[
______________
MM / DD / YYYY
Date case converted to chapter 11
______________]
MM / DD / YYYY
Official Form 309E2 (For Individuals or Joint Debtors under Subchapter V)
Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case
10/20
For the debtors listed above, a case has been filed under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. An order for relief has
been entered.
This notice has important information about the case for creditors, debtors, and trustees, including information about
the meeting of creditors and deadlines. Read all pages carefully.
The filing of the case imposed an automatic stay against most collection activities. This means that creditors generally may not take action to
collect debts from the debtors or the debtors’ property. For example, while the stay is in effect, creditors cannot sue, garnish wages, assert a
deficiency, repossess property, or otherwise try to collect from the debtors. Creditors cannot demand repayment from debtors by mail, phone,
or otherwise. Creditors who violate the stay can be required to pay actual and punitive damages and attorney’s fees. Under certain
circumstances, the stay may be limited to 30 days or not exist at all, although debtors can ask the court to extend or impose a stay.
Confirmation of a chapter 11 plan may result in a discharge of debt. Creditors who assert that the debtors are not entitled to a discharge of any
debts or who want to have a particular debt excepted from discharge may be required to file a complaint in the bankruptcy clerk’s office within
the deadlines specified in this notice. (See line 11 below for more information.)
To protect your rights, consult an attorney. All documents filed in the case may be inspected at the bankruptcy clerk’s office at the address
listed below or through PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records at https://pacer.uscourts.gov).
The staff of the bankruptcy clerk’s office cannot give legal advice.
To help creditors correctly identify debtors, debtors submit full Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers, which
may appear on a version of this notice. However, the full numbers must not appear on any document filed with the court.
Do not file this notice with any proof of claim or other filing in the case. Do not include more than the last four digits of a Social
Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number in any document, including attachments, that you file with the court.
About Debtor 1:
About Debtor 2:
Debtor’s full name
1.
All other names used in the
2.
last 8 years
If Debtor 2 lives at a different address:
Address
3.
Contact phone
______________________________
Debtor’s attorney
4.
Email
______________________________
Name and address
Contact phone
______________________________
Bankruptcy trustee
5.
Email
______________________________
Name and address
For more information, see page 2
Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case
page 1
Official Form 309E2 (For Individuals or Joint Debtors under Subchapter V)
Bankruptcy clerk’s office
6.
Hours open
_______________________________
Documents in this case may be
filed at this address. You may
inspect all records filed in this
Contact phone
_______________________________
case at this office or online at
https://pacer.uscourts.gov
.
Meeting of creditors
7.
_______________ at
___________
Location:
Debtors must attend the meeting
Date
Time
to be questioned under oath. In a
joint case, both spouses must
attend.
The meeting may be continued or adjourned to a later date.
If so, the date will be on the court docket.
Creditors may attend, but are not
required to do so.
Deadlines
First date set for hearing on confirmation of
8.
File by the deadline to object to discharge or to challenge
plan. The court will send you a notice of that
The bankruptcy clerk’s office
whether certain debts are dischargeable:
date later.
must receive these documents
You must file a complaint:
and any required filing fee by the
Filing deadline for dischargeability
if you assert that the debtor is not entitled to receive a
following deadlines.
complaints:
__________________
discharge of any debts under 11 U.S.C. § 1141(d)(3) or
if you want to have a debt excepted from discharge
under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2), (4), or (6).
Deadline for filing proof of claim:
[Not yet set. If a deadline is set, the court will
send you another notice.] or
[date, if set by the court)]
A proof of claim is a signed statement describing a creditor’s claim. A proof of claim form may be
obtained at
www.uscourts.gov
or any bankruptcy clerk’s office.
Your claim will be allowed in the amount scheduled unless:
your claim is designated as disputed, contingent, or unliquidated;
you file a proof of claim in a different amount; or
you receive another notice.
If your claim is not scheduled or if your claim is designated as disputed, contingent, or unliquidated,
you must file a proof of claim or you might not be paid on your claim and you might be unable to vote
on a plan. You may file a proof of claim even if your claim is scheduled.
You may review the schedules at the bankruptcy clerk’s office or online at https://pacer.uscourts.gov.
Secured creditors retain rights in their collateral regardless of whether they file a proof of claim. Filing a proof of
claim submits a creditor to the jurisdiction of the bankruptcy court, with consequences a lawyer can explain. For
example, a secured creditor who files a proof of claim may surrender important nonmonetary rights, including
the right to a jury trial.
Deadline to object to exemptions:
Filing deadline:
30 days after the
conclusion of the meeting
The law permits debtors to keep certain property as
of creditors
exempt.
If you believe that the law does not authorize an exemption
claimed, you may file an objection.
If you are a creditor receiving mailed notice at a foreign address, you may file a motion asking the court to
Creditors with a foreign
9.
extend the deadlines in this notice. Consult an attorney familiar with United States bankruptcy law if you have
address
any questions about your rights in this case.
Filing a Chapter 11
Chapter 11 allows debtors to reorganize or liquidate according to a plan. A plan is not effective unless the court
10.
bankruptcy case
confirms it. You may receive a copy of the plan and a disclosure statement telling you about the plan, and you
may have the opportunity to vote on the plan. You will receive notice of the date of the confirmation hearing,
and you may object to confirmation of the plan and attend the confirmation hearing. The debtor will generally
remain in possession of the property and may continue to operate the debtor’s business.
For more information, see page 3
Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case
page 2
Official Form 309E2 (For Individuals or Joint Debtors under Subchapter V)
Discharge of debts
Confirmation of a chapter 11 plan may result in a discharge of debts, which may include all or part of a debt.
11.
See 11 U.S.C. § 1141(d). A discharge means that creditors may never try to collect the debt from the debtors
personally except as provided in the plan. If you believe that a particular debt owed to you should be excepted
from the discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 523 (a)(2), (4), or (6), you must file a complaint and pay the filing fee in
the bankruptcy clerk’s office by the deadline. If you believe that the debtors are not entitled to a discharge of
any of their debts under 11 U.S.C. § 1141 (d)(3), you must file a complaint and pay the filing fee in the clerk’s
office by the first date set for the hearing on confirmation of the plan. The court will send you another notice
telling you of that date.
The law allows debtors to keep certain property as exempt. Fully exempt property will not be sold and
Exempt property
12.
distributed to creditors, even if the case is converted to chapter 7. Debtors must file a list of property claimed as
exempt. You may inspect that list at the bankruptcy clerk’s office or online at https://pacer.uscourts.gov. If you
believe that the law does not authorize an exemption that the debtors claim, you may file an objection. The
bankruptcy clerk’s office must receive the objection by the deadline to object to exemptions in line 8.
Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case
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