Alternative structures for bankruptcy appeals

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Federal Judicial Center, 2000 - Law - 123 pages
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Under the current bankruptcy appellate system, appeals from dispositive orders of bankruptcy judges are taken to the district court or to the bankruptcy appellate panel, with further appeal as of right to the court of appeals. This report describes the bankruptcy appellate system now operating in the U.S. & how it evolved, sets out the recent efforts to change this system, & analyzes the evidence regarding the need for change & the desirability of proposed changes. Summarizes the study's major points regarding precedent, disposition speed, cost, process, & outcome under the current appellate system, & how the proposed alternative systems might differ on these dimensions.

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Qverview of Issues ll
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Current Bankruptcy Appellate Systems and the Arguments
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Disposition times appeal rates and their relationship to structure
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