Late Filed Claims

Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 3003(c)(3) provides that “the [bankruptcy] court shall fix and for cause shown may extend the time within which proofs of claim or interest may be filed.”  For various reasons, creditors sometimes miss the claims “bar date” and need to seek permission from the court to file a late filed claim


In a 13 page decision signed, April 11, 2011, Judge Carey of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court granted a motion disallowing a creditor’s late-filed bankruptcy claim, and held that if there is no legal requirement that a party respond to an affidavit, a lack of response does not bind a party to that affidavit nor