Official Procedure Last Change April 27, 2011
Motion to Limit Notice
How to file:
Location of event: Bankruptcy > Motions, Applications & Briefs > Limit Notice, Motion to
Things to be aware of when filing: If seeking to request a shorter time period for an objection notice, a Motion to Shorten Notice Time should be filed instead.
- This Motion is used to request the Court's approval to limit which parties should receive notice either on a particular issue or generally on an entire case. It should not be used to request a shorter time period for an objection notice. For the latter, a Motion to Shorten Notice Time should be filed.
- If filed on a Chapter 11 case within two days of the filing of the case, the filer may request that the Motion to Limit Notice be treated as a First Day Motion. Specific requirements apply to this provision, as outlined in S.D.Ind. B-9013-3.
- An Order Granting Motion to Limit Notice ceases to apply if a case converts to another chapter. Therefore, a new Motion to Limit Notice must be filed if limited notice is still desired on the converted case.
- The Motion must be signed by the filing party or their attorney.
- A Certificate of Service showing service of the Motion on the debtor/debtor's attorney, Trustee and US Trustee must be included.
- A proposed order must be uploaded.
1. Log into CM/ECF.
2. Select Bankruptcy > Motions, Applications & Briefs.
3. Enter case number (in the format xx-xxxxx) and click Next.
4. Select Limit Notice, Motion to from the event list and click Next.
5. Select appropriate radio button to indicate whether or not the Motion you are filing is amended.
6. Check box if jointly filing with another attorney. Click Next.
7. If you indicated that you are filing jointly with other attorney(s), select additional attorney(s) and click Next.
Note: You cannot add attorneys. Only attorneys who have previously entered an appearance will be available for selection.
8. Select the party filer. If the party is not listed, or cannot be selected, view instructions on adding a new party. Click Next.
Note: The "Attorney/Party Association” screen may appear. If your party selection was correct, check the box to create an association and click Next.
10. Indicate whether you are seeking to limit notice for a specific issue or generally for the whole case and click Next.
11. If you indicated that you are seeking to limit notice for a specific issue only, the Select category to which your event relates screen is displayed. Click Next, then check box next to the document for which you are requesting to limit notice, then click Next.
12. If filing on a Chapter 11 case within two days of the date the case was filed, a message is displayed asking if you wish to treat the Motion to Limit Notice as a First Day Motion. Select appropriate radio button and click Next.
13. If you indicated in step 5 that you are filing an amended motion, all pending motions on the docket are displayed. Select the motion that is being amended and click Next.
14. Select prefix text, if applicable, and click Next.
Note: The prefix text option is not available if you indicated in Step 5 that the Motion you are filing is amended.
15. Verify final docket text. If correct, click Next to submit.
Note: The Notice of Electronic Filing displays giving you the document number. Copies of this notice are immediately e-mailed to all participants who receive electronic notification in the case.