Claims - Objection to Proof of Claim

 Rev. 12/01/17



Although the right to object to a claim is generally exercised by the trustee or debtor in possession, any

party-in-interest may object to the allowance of a claim.  The pleading or the caption of the pleading must state the claim number as recorded on the claims register and state the particular grounds for the objection including but not limited to:

  • whether the claim should be disallowed in its entirety;
  • whether the claim should be allowed in an amount different from requested; or
  • whether the classification of the claim (secured, priority unsecured, general secured) is incorrect.

Filing and Notice for ECF filers.  The objecting party must serve the objection to claim and a notice (L.B.F 3007-1) upon the persons specified under F.R.B.P. 3007(a)(2)(B).  Unless otherwise ordered by the court, a hearing on the objection to claim will not be scheduled unless the claimant files a request for hearing or response to the objection no later than thirty (30) days from the date the notice is served.  A certificate of service substantially conforming to L.B.R. 9013-2 must also be filed.

Filing and Hearing Notice for a Non-ECF filers.  A non-ECF filer must file an objection to the allowance of a claim with the clerk’s office.  Within five (5) days after filing the objection, the non-ECF filer must, mail a copy of the objection to the claimant as set forth in F.R.B.P. 3007(a)(2)(A).  A certificate of service which complies with L.B.R. 9013-2 and demonstrates service as indicated above must then be filed with the clerk’s office with five (5) days of service.  After the certificate of service is filed, the clerk will issue and send a notice.


A separate objection must be filed for each claim objected to, except omnibus objections filed pursuant to F.R.B.P. 3007(d).


Codes, Rules and Forms:

Bankruptcy Code:

501, 502

Bankruptcy Rule:


Local Rule:


Local Form:



CM/ECF Event(s):

            Claims Actions, Objection to Claim/Transfer of Claim
            Other Answers/Objections, Objection to Claim
            Reference an Existing motion/application, Answer
            Trustee Ch. 7, 11, 12 or 13 Cases, Objection to Claim


 I.    Noticing:       

      A.Type:                    Passive  -- (Local Bankruptcy Form 3007-1)

      B.Who Serves:        Movant -- if the objection is filed by an ECF filer
                                       Clerk -- if the objection is filed by a Non-ECF filer

      C.Service:               Parties-in-Interest