Monday, January 28, 2013

On the Importance of Retaining Original
Signed Documents Filed by ECF


“A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.” – Mahatma Gandhi

A recent opinion out of the Southern District of Texas reminds attorneys that bankruptcy is not a strictly paperless practice, by highlighting the importance of maintaining the original signed version of electronic documents filed with the Court. In re Stomberg, Bankr. S.D.Tex., January 10, 2013 (No. 10-41603) (sanctioning Debtor’s counsel due to failure to be able to produce signed copies of schedules and statement of affairs).