Rule 7007.1-1

CORPORATE OWNERSHIP STATEMENT TO BE FILED BY A PARTNERSHIP OR JOINT VENTURE THAT IS A PARTY TO AN ADVERSARY PROCEEDING – Amended [December 1, 2009]

     The Corporate Ownership Statement required under Bankruptcy Rule 7007.1 shall also be filed by any party to an adversary proceeding, other than the debtor or a governmental entity, that is a general or limited partnership or joint venture.

Comment

     Bankruptcy Rule 7007.1, effective December 1, 2003, requires a Corporate Ownership Statement to be filed for any corporation that is a party to an adversary proceeding other than the debtor or a governmental entity. "Corporation" is broadly defined under section 101(9) of the Bankruptcy Code (and includes, for instance, limited liability companies and other unincorporated companies or associations), but it does not cover general or limited partnerships. The reasons for which this rule was enacted – to give the Judges of this Court information by which they can determine whether or not they need to recuse themselves – apply equally to general and limited partnerships, and joint ventures. This local rule requires a similar disclosure with respect to business organizations of that character.

     The heading of this rule was amended in 2009 to more accurately reflect the substance of the rule.