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BLR 9015-1. Jury Demands in Adversary Proceedings.

(a) Demand. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 157(e) and Bankruptcy Rule 9015, a party must demand a trial by jury in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 38(b). A demand must include a statement that the party does or does not consent to a jury trial conducted by the Bankruptcy Court.

(b) Specification of Issues. In accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 38(c), in the demand a party may specify the issues which the party wishes so tried; otherwise the party is 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 fourteen 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 A demand for trial by jury made as herein provided may not be withdrawn without consent of all the parties to the proceeding to be tried and leave of the District Court or Bankruptcy Court as appropriate.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.