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What if the deadline to file a proof of claim has passed?
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If you fail to timely file a proof of claim, you may file a motion requesting the Bankruptcy Court to permit the claim to be filed late.  Under Rule 9006(b)(1) of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the Bankruptcy Court may grant such a motion if the failure to file the proof of claim on time was a result of “excusable neglect”.  See Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy Practice in California (2004), §7.33 of Chapter 7 by Timothy J. Yoo. 
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