New Process for Returned BNC Notices

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The Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) is the Judiciary's contractor for delivering most bankruptcy notices. Effective October 15, 2012, the BNC will implement a more efficient way to handle mail that the U.S Postal Service (USPS) returns to the BNC as undeliverable.

At our court, the majority of returned BNC Notices for bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings are sent by regular mail from the USPS directly to the debtor's attorney of record -- this process will not change.

In the past, the USPS sent BNC notices directly to our court if the notices were returned as undeliverable in either self-represented debtor cases or if a batch of notices for multiple cases had been mailed to a single party. This process will change. Instead of the USPS sending such notices to our court, the USPS will send the undeliverable notices back to the BNC. The BNC will then take the following action, as appropriate:

  1. If the debtor's attorney accepts notices by email, the BNC will send an email to debtor's attorney that contains a Notice of Returned Mail and PDF copy of the returned notice.
  2. If the debtor's attorney does not have a valid email address, the BNC will send to debtor's attorney by regular mail a Notice of Returned Mail and copy of the returned notice.
  3. If the debtor does not have an attorney, the BNC will send to the debtor by regular mail a Notice of Returned Mail and copy of the returned notice.


KATHLEEN J. CAMPBELL
CLERK OF COURT

 

October 9, 2012
PN 12-016