Quoted from Russo121:
The form 410 proof of claim has some questions i'm not sure about. Perhaps someone could shed light on how to properly fill it out?
Official Form 410 - Proof of Claim:
2. Has this claim been acquired from someone else?
No, if you are the original customer of Skit-B Pinball. Yes, if you bought your claim from another Skit-B Pinball customer.
4. Does this claim amend one already filed?
Yes, if you already filed a Proof of Claim in this particular bankruptcy case. No, if this is your first Proof of Claim in this case.
5. Do you know if anyone else has filed a proof of claim for this claim?
No, if you don't know. Yes, if you do know.
6. Do you have any number you use to identify the debtor?
In a business transactions, this could be a Customer No. on an Accounts Receivable aging report.
9. Is all or part of the claim secured?
No, most individual claims against Kevin Kulek (the debtor in the BK case) for an undelivered Predator pinball machine are unsecured claims (i.e., not backed by a lien on specific assets, also known as "collateral"). Bank loans are often secured by specific assets (e.g., 2016 Ford F-150 XL Pickup Truck, Color: Blue Flame, VIN# XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX). Most individual claims are unsecured, and therefore have a general claim against the overall asset pool.
11. Is this claim subject to a right of setoff?
No, if you don't owe Kevin money. Yes, if you owe Kevin money that could be netted against the amount Kevin owes you.
12. Is all or part of the claim entitled to priority under 11 U.S.C. § 507(a)?
Yes. Section 507(a)(7) of the Bankruptcy Code gives a 7th priority to "allowed unsecured claims of individuals, to the extent of $̶1̶,̶8̶0̶0̶ $2,850* for each such individual, arising from the deposit, before the commencement of the case, of money in connection with the purchase, lease, or rental of property, or the purchase of services, for the personal, family, or household use of such individuals, that were not delivered or provided." [11 U.S.C. §507(a)(7)]
*The initial $1,800 dollar amount in the original Bankruptcy Code has been increased numerous times over the years to compensate for inflation, and it was subsequently increased to $2,850 in 2016.