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Livestream-2015 Bankruptcy Judges Roundtable

Commission Recommendations on Resolving Court Splits:

Coming Soon to a Judicial Opinion Near You

 

 

PROGRAM

3:00-4:30 p.m. ET

RECEPTION

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET

 

SPEAKERS

Hon. Dennis R. Dow

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mo.); Kansas City

Hon. Bruce A. Harwood

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.H.); Manchester

Hon. Barbara J. Houser

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Tex.); Dallas

Hon. C. Ray Mullins

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ga.); Atlanta

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

 

Description:

 

ABI's Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 identified more than 30 splits in case law on important issues. Such a split of authority results in delay, increased litigation costs and above all, uncertainty -- imposing a kind of "ambiguity tax" on the system, as one witness put it in testimony before the Commission. The recommendations contained in the Commission's final report, in many cases, can be implemented by judicial opinion at the bankruptcy court or court of appeals level, without need for action by Congress.
This program featuring some of the most experienced and thoughtful judges on the bench today, will assess the Commission recommendations, and identify some that might be effected soon.

 

Continuing Education Credit:

 

ABI will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute-hour states and 1.5 hours of credit in 50-minute-hour states. CLE-Approved States: ABI’s live webinars and teleconferences ordinarily receive CLE credit in AL, CA, DE, GA, IL, MN, NE, NH, NJ, NY (approved jurisdiction policy), PA, TN and TX. ABI will obtain approval in additional states. ABI does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars in KS and OH. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state, which may not be determined prior to the program.

 

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