(a) Definition. For purposes of this rule, “affiliate” is defined as any entity or individual owning, directly or indirectly (through ownership of one or more other entities), 5% or more of a party.
(b) Who Must File. Any nongovernmental party, other than an individual or sole proprietorship, shall file a Notification of Affiliates.
(c) Required Information. A Notification of Affiliates shall identify all of the party’s affiliates known to the party after a diligent review; or state that after a diligent review the party has identified no affiliates.
(d) Time for Filing. A party must file the statement with its first appearance, pleading, petition, motion, response, or other request addressed to the court.
(e) How to File. The statement is to be electronically filed as a PDF in conjunction with entering the affiliates in CM/ECF as prompted.
(f) Supplemental Statement. A supplement to the statement shall be filed within thirty (30) days of the party becoming aware of any change in the information reported. A party shall undertake good faith efforts to remain apprised of any such changes.
Amended April 20, 2007, December 21, 2021, April 21, 2022, and May 5, 2022