In Chapter 13, Pioneer Is Dead Of Dysentery

By John P. Gustafson, Chapter 13 Trustee, Northern District of Ohio, Western Division

The Bankruptcy Code is silent as to the deadline for filing nongovernmental proofs of claim, although it assumes that there will be a deadline.  See, §501(b) and (c); §502(b)(9).  The deadlines for filing proofs of claim in a Chapter 13 case are found in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Unsecured creditor "must file a proof of claim or interest in accordance with this rule for the claim or interest to be allowed."  See, Bankruptcy Rule 3002(a).

Bankruptcy Rule 3002(c . . .

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