(a)   Title and Citation

These rules shall be known as the local rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and may be cited as “S.D.Ind. B-___.”

(b)   Scope of Rules

These rules shall govern all bankruptcy cases and proceedings pending or commenced in the Southern District of Indiana.

(c)   Relationship to Prior Rules; Actions Pending on Effective Date

These rules supersede all previous rules promulgated by this Court or any Judge of this Court. They shall govern all applicable proceedings brought in this Court after they take effect, and shall apply to all pending proceedings at the time they take effect, except to the extent that the Court determines that application thereof would not be feasible or would work injustice, in which event the former rules shall govern.

(d)   Modification or Suspension of Rules

In individual cases or proceedings, the Court, upon its own motion, may suspend or modify any of these rules if the interests of justice so require.