Legislative Update: "Indicative Rulings" Under New Bankruptcy Rule 8008

Henry C. Kevane, Chair of ABA Business Law Section Business Bankruptcy Legislation Subcommittee
ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee e-Newsletter (July 2015)

In April 2014, the Supreme Court adopted various amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, which took effect on December 1, 2014, for all subsequently filed bankruptcy cases and, to the extent “just and practicable,” for all pending cases. As with the other federal rules of procedure and evidence, the Supreme Court has the authority to promulgate general rules for practice and procedure in cases under the Bankruptcy Code pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2075.1 Among the comprehensive changes made to Part VIII of the rules governing bankruptcy appeals was the adoption of new Bankruptcy Rule 8008, titled Indicative Rulings.

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