Rules & Procedures
Amended General Order 13, Order Concerning Creditor List
United States Bankruptcy Court
Northern District of California
This General Order sets forth amended requirements regarding the list of creditors to be provided with bankruptcy petitions pursuant to FRBP 1007(a). The amended requirements shall become effective on February 1, 1996.
(1) Unless the debtor appears in propria persona, the debtor, or some other person as the court may direct, shall provide the clerk with a PC computer-readable diskette containing a file with a list of the name and address of each creditor (“diskette”) and a scannable creditor list containing the same list of names and addresses (“scannable creditor list”).
(2) In cases in which the debtor appears in propria persona with fifty more entities that hold either claims or interests, the debtor, or some other person as the court may direct, shall provide the clerk with a diskette and a scannable creditor list.
(3) In cases where the diskette is not required, the debtor, or some other person as the court may direct, shall provide the clerk with a scannable creditor list.
(4) The diskette and scannable creditor list shall be prepared in accordance with instructions and specifications as required by the clerk and shall be provided at the time the petition is filed. Failure to provide the diskette or the scannable creditor list in a timely manner may subject the case to dismissal.