Order Authorizing Employment Of Claims Agent Form. This is a Texas form and can be use in Bankruptcy Court Federal.
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BTXN209(rev. 08/09) UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS ____________ DIVISION IN RE: ' ' ' ' ' ' Debtor(s). Case No. ORDER AUTHORIZING EMPLOYMENT OF CLAIMS AGENT Before the Court is the Debtor’s(s’) Application to employ [name and address of company/firm] as claims, noticing and balloting agent (the “Claims Agent”). The Court finds that the relief requested in the Application is reasonable and necessary and it is in the best interest of the estate(s) for the Claims Agent to perform all noticing, claims docketing and processing in the above entitled case(s) (the “Case(s)”), pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 156(c). The Court further finds that the Claims Agent is a disinterested person within the meaning of 11 U.S.C. § 101(14). It is therefore ORDERED, that the Application is granted to the extent provided herein and that [name and address of company/firm] shall service as the Claims Agent in the Case(s). The Claims Agent shall provide all noticing, claims docketing and processing in the Case(s). It is further ORDERED that effective on [date], the Claims Agent is directed to perform all of the noticing required to be performed by the Clerk pursuant to Rule 2002 and any other applicable Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure (“Bankruptcy Rule”). It is further ORDERED that the Claims Agent shall: (1) prepare and serve notices required in the Order Authorizing Employment of Claims Agent Page 1 of 3 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Case(s); (2) file a certificate of service within seven (7) days after each service, which includes a copy of the notice, a list of the persons to whom it was mailed in alphabetical order, and the date of mailing; (3) if requested by the Debtor(s), print, mail and tabulate ballots for purposes of voting on a chapter 11 plan to which a disclosure statement has been approved by the Court; (4) assist with the preparation, maintenance and updating of the Debtor’s(s’) master service list and database(s) of creditors; (5) furnish a notice of bar date, approved by the Clerk, for the filing of a proof of claim or interest together with Official Form B10 to each creditor; (6) record all transfers of claims and provide notice of each transfer as required by Bankruptcy Rule 3001(e); (7) provide other technical and document management services of a similar nature requested by the Debtor(s) or the Clerk; and (8) promptly comply with any further conditions and requirements as the Clerk or the Court may hereafter prescribe. It is further ORDERED that the Claims Agent is appointed as agent for the Clerk and custodian of records and, as such, the Claims Agent is designated as the authorized repository for all proofs of claim or proofs of interest filed in the Case(s) and is authorized and directed to maintain the official claims register for each Debtor and to provide the Clerk with a certified electronic duplicate thereof on a monthly basis, unless otherwise directed by the Clerk or the Court. It is further ORDERED that proofs of claim or proofs of interest may be filed with either the Claims Agent or the Bankruptcy Court, although creditors are encouraged to file their claims or interests with the Claims Agent instead of the Bankruptcy Court. Proofs of claim or proofs of interest that are filed with the Bankruptcy Court shall be forwarded to the Claims Agent by the Clerk either electronically in portable document format, or by hard copy using pre-paid mailing materials provided by the Claims Agent. It is further ORDERED that the Claims Agent will provide access to the public for examination of copies of the proofs of claim or proofs of interest filed without charge during regular business hours. It is further ORDERED that the Debtor(s) are authorized to pay the Claims Agent for its reasonable services, expenses and supplies on a monthly basis at the rates or prices agreed upon by the parties and in effect on the day such services and/or supplies are provided to the Debtor(s). Such Order Authorizing Employment of Claims Agent Page 2 of 3 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com payment may be made upon the Debtor’s (s’) receipt of a reasonably detailed invoice setting forth the services and supplies provided for which compensation is sought and the rates charged for each, and the expenses for which the Claim Agent seeks reimbursement. However, to the extent that the Debtor(s) objects to the reasonableness of any service, expense, and/or supply provided by the Claims Agent, the Debtor(s) may contest the amount of any invoice presented to it for payment. Any dispute with respect to the amounts requested by the Claims Agent that cannot be resolved between the parties shall be submitted to the Court for final determination. It is further ORDERED that if the Case(s) is (are) converted to a case(s) under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code and if claims agent representation would be necessary in the converted chapter 7 case(s), the Claims Agent shall continue to be paid in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 156(c) under the terms set forth herein. It is further ORDERED that the Claims Agent shall immediately notify the Debtor(s) and the Clerk if it concludes that it is unable or unwilling to continue to provide the services, expenses and supplies required by the terms of this Order. However, unless the Debtor(s) and the Clerk agree to its withdrawal, the Claims Agent shall be required to continue to provide all required services, expenses and supplies until it is relieved of such duties by Order of the Court. When relieved of its duties under this Order, the Claims Agent shall turn over all original proofs of claim or proofs of interest and electronic information to either (i) another entity who has been authorized by Court Order to act as substitute Claims Agent, or (ii) the Clerk. ###End of Order### Order Authorizing Employment of Claims Agent Page 3 of 3 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com