FRBP 7004(e) Amended to Require Service of a Summons Within Seven Days of Issuance

Effective December 1, 2014, Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 7004(e) was amended to require service of a summons in an adversary proceeding within seven days of its issuance.  This cuts in half the previously allowed 14-day time period.  Defendants still have 30 days from issuance of the summons to respond to the complaint. Prior to the change, defendants often had less… Continue reading FRBP 7004(e) Amended to Require Service of a Summons Within Seven Days of Issuance

Service Requirements Are Strictly Enforced by Ninth Circuit Courts

Summary:  Two recent decisions from courts in the Ninth Circuit reinforce the importance of proper service where a party’s substantive rights may be affected.  In an unpublished opinion of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel in Bank of America v. LSSR, LLC, _________ (May 29, 2013), the panel affirmed a decision by the bankruptcy court to deny… Continue reading Service Requirements Are Strictly Enforced by Ninth Circuit Courts