7.1.1 Disclosure Statement

(a) Form of Filing

The disclosure statement referenced in Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1 and this rule shall substantially conform to Civil Form 4, Disclosure Statement.

(b) Additional Information

The disclosure statement shall also identify any publicly held corporation with which a merger agreement exists.

(c) Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies

When a partnership or a limited liability company (LLC) is a party to an action or proceeding, the partnership/LLC shall file a disclosure statement providing the information required in Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1 and § (b) of this rule or shall state that there is no such corporate entity that holds such an interest in the partnership/LLC.

(d) Time for Filing in Removal Actions

In removal actions, a nongovernmental corporate plaintiff, partnership plaintiff, or LLC plaintiff must file a disclosure statement within twenty-one (21) days from the date the notice of removal is filed or with its first appearance, pleading, petition, motion, response, objection, or request, whichever is filed sooner.


(Formerly LR 83.6(a)(4), renumbered to 7.5 and amended 1/1/01; retitled, § (a) retitled and amended, § (b) retitled, relettered to (d) and amended, and new §§ (b) and (c) added 1/1/03; §§ (c) and (d) amended 12/1/09; § (d) amended 12/1/11; formerly LR 7.5 renumbered to 7.1.1, § (a) amended 12/1/13)