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BLR 9015-1. Jury Demands in Adversary Proceedings.

(a) Demand. Any party may demand a trial by jury of any issue triable of right by jury by: (1) serving upon the other parties a demand therefor in writing at any time after the commencement of the action and not later than 14 days after the service of the last pleading directed to such issue, and (2) filing the demand as required by Bankruptcy Rule 7005, incorporating Fed. R. Civ. P. 5(d). Such demand must be made by separate pleading captioned "Jury Demand."

(b) Specification of Issues. In the demand a party may specify the issues which the party wishes so tried; otherwise the party shall be deemed to have demanded trial by jury for all the issues so triable. If the party has demanded trial by jury for only some of the issues, any other party may, within 14 days after service of the demand or such lesser time as the Bankruptcy Court may order, serve a demand for trial by jury of any other or all of the issues of fact in the action.

(c) Waiver. The failure of a party to serve and file a demand as required by this Rule constitutes a waiver by the party of trial by jury. A demand for trial by jury made as herein provided may not be withdrawn without consent of all the parties to the proceeding to be tried and leave of the District Court or Bankruptcy Court as appropriate.

(d) Determination of Right. If a jury demand is made, the Bankruptcy Judge shall determine whether the party has a right to trial by jury and if the demand is properly made.

(e) Size of Jury. All adversary proceedings in which a jury trial has been requested shall be tried before a jury of not less than six members, unless the parties stipulate otherwise.