1015-1 RELATED AND JOINT CASES

1015-1 Related and Joint Cases

(a) Notice of Related Cases. When a case on file or about to be filed is related to another case that is pending or that was pending within the last six years, the debtor shall, and a party in interest may, file a Notice of Related Cases, setting forth the title, number and filing date of each related case, together with a brief statement of the relationship.
(b) Cases Deemed Related. Cases deemed to be related within the meaning of this Rule include the following fact situations:
(1) The debtors in both cases are the same entity;
(2) The debtors in both cases are husband and wife;
(3) The debtors in both cases are partners;
(4) The debtor in one case is a general partner or major shareholder of the debtor
in the other case;
(5) The debtors in both cases have the same partners or substantially the same
shareholders; and,
(6) The cases are otherwise so related as to warrant being treated as related.
(c) Joint Cases. All joint cases commenced by the filing of a single petition under 11
U.S.C. §302(a) shall be deemed substantively consolidated unless the Court orders otherwise. Objections to substantive consolidation may be raised by the Court or filed by any party in interest. An objection to substantive consolidation shall be filed and served no later than 45 days after the filing of the petition. The objection shall be filed, served, and set for hearing consistent with these rules (see LBR 9014-1) by the objecting party. The objection, notice of hearing, and all evidence and other papers filed in support of it, shall be served on the debtor(s), the trustee, and the United
States Trustee. All remaining parties in interest shall be served with the objection and notice of hearing.
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