Instructions and Requirements for Diskettes(Pursuant to Amended General Order No. 13)
All bankruptcy petitions submitted by an attorney for filing must be accompanied by a creditor diskette. For all cases submitted in propria persona with fifty (50) or more entities that hold either claims or interests, a diskette is required. For filing purposes, a scannable creditor list is also required. It is the responsibility of the filing party that the diskette of creditor names and addresses contains the same creditor names and addresses as on the scannable creditor matrix. Creditor matrix diskette can be created using any popular word processing software (e.g. WordPerfect, Word) or bankruptcy software (e.g. Matthew Bender). Please adhere to the following requirements in preparing diskettes:
Diskette format, file format and name and diskette label:
The diskette must be 3.5" and formatted in MS-DOS or PC-DOS format.
The creditor matrix file must be in ASCII (DOS text) format and must be named FILE.TXT. For instructions on how to save a document in ASCII format, refer to the software user manual.
Place a label on the diskette with the debtor name, case number (if known), law firm name and contact person or debtor name if without an attorney, and phone number.
Format of creditor names and addresses:
The text of the ASCII file must conform, as applicable, to the requirements of the scannable creditor matrix. Do not include matrix cover page or signature page, if any.
Creditor names should be first name <space> last name.
Creditor names and address should be in upper and lower case, not all upper case.
Type creditor names and addresses in a single column.
Have no more than five lines for each creditor name and address. Maximum of 40 characters per line.
Put 3 blank lines between each creditor. See sample sheet attached.
Do not include any Personal Data Document Identifiers. (e.g., DO NOT Include: Social Security numbers, Account numbers, Name of minor children, or dates of birth.).
The last line of each name and address block must include the city, state, and ZIP code. Use a comma between city and state. Use the two-letter abbreviations without periods or other punctuation for state names (See the list at the right.) Nine digit ZIP codes should be typed with a hyphen separating the fifth and sixth digits.
Do not include names and addresses of the debtor(s) or the United States Trustee.
Do not use these symbols * " + & % # . Do not use the lower case "l" in place of the numeric "1." Do not use the upper or lower case letter "o" in place of the numeric "0."
123 Main Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
4567 Maple Drive
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Bank of Sea Court
1610 Visa Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94020
Ann Barbara Brown
Ivers, Brown and Wong, Accountants
7890 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30322
Coral Designs, Inc.
Attn: Amy Aubergine
1010 Windsor Drive
Hartford, CT 06003
Hicksville, NY 11802
678 A Street
San Mateo, CA 94111