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This page includes orders related to the court’s continuing jurisdiction after the entry of the confirmation order for purposes of implementing the plan and closing the case. The judge’s post confirmation jurisdiction over Chapter 9 cases remains subject to the sovereignty of the state and the potential Tenth Amendment issues.

Postconfirmation is one of several Chapter 9 Online Repository categories.

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Some judges have used mediation in Chapter 9 cases to help the parties reach a consensus, or at least narrow the issues, regarding the plan of adjustment. This page includes the mediation orders from several cases, as well as documents from a case in which a motion for the appointment of a mediator was denied. It also includes documents pertaining to the authority of judges, including those from outside the district, to serves as mediators.

Mediation is one of several Chapter 9 Online Repository categories.

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This page includes documents from several cases related to the debtor’s eligibility to file a Chapter 9 case, including documents from one case that was dismissed based on the debtor’s ineligibility. The Jefferson County documents explicate the issues that can arise in interpreting a state’s authorization statute, as does Stockton document number 426. The Stockton documents also are particularly helpful with respect to the “good-faith” issue.
The page also includes a review of state authorization statutes and opinions.
Eligibility is one of several Chapter 9 Online Repository categories.

For convenience the Guide's exhibits are assembled here as a single downloadable file. To access the exhibits individually, or to download or order a hard copy of the Guide itself, follow the source link below.

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This is an update to the FJC's 1995 study of the implementation of Rule 26 disclosure provisions by the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. This update includes new data on disclosure provisions and related local rules collected from the Bankruptcy Courts during the summer of 2000. 

The original 1995 study can be found here: 
Implementation of Selected Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 by United States Bankruptcy Courts [Superseded]

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District-by-district summary and chart of local rules or orders adopted by U.S. Bankruptcy courts responding to 1993 amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26. Also summarizes other discovery-related requirements and patterns found in courts' responses to amendments.

An updated version of this study was published in December, 2000. It can be found here: 
Implementation of the Disclosure Provisions in Federal Rule Civil Procedure 26 by the United States Bankruptcy Courts

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