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Fri, 10/14/2005 - 5:00am

The judges have approved a new set of Local Rules which include provisions necessary to implement the new Bankruptcy Reform Act, including the incorporation of recommended Interim Bankruptcy Rules (until the federal rules approval process can be completed). The new Local Rules have been published on the Court’s web page and, as of Monday, October 17, 2005, will replace the existing rules. The Local Rules indicate, in certain places, when a Rule or part of a Rule is applicable only to a post-Act case, therefore, the new Rules will govern both pre- and post-Act cases. The Local Rules adopt the Interim Bankruptcy Rules and, in order to reduce the number of places to look for applicable rules, we inserted a copy of the Interim Bankruptcy Rule behind the corresponding Local Rule (including even the most recent revisions made to the Interim Bankruptcy Rules last week). Although not an exclusive list, significant changes have been made to the following Rules: (Click here for more)