Electronic Service Warning of a Document Commencing a Contested Matter

WARNING:

Electronic service of a paper commencing a contested matter (such as an objection to exemptions or a motion for relief from the automatic stay) does not constitute valid service. Section II.C of the Court's Administrative Procedures for Filing, Signing, and Verifying Documents by Electronic Means specifies that, notwithstanding the Court's electronic filing system, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure continue to govern service of motions commencing a contested matter. Accordingly, a certificate of service reciting service "by first class mail or electronically via the Court's ECF system" will not suffice as proof of valid service.