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This repository of materials was developed as a companion to the manual, Navigating Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code, to provide courts with examples of case documents and other resource materials related to issues likely to arise in Chapter 9 cases. Documents are included from cases filed by variety of debtors: cities, townships, and counties; medical-related entities, such as county hospitals and authorities; and political subdivisions, such as sanitary and improvement districts, water districts, and off-track betting authorities.
The materials have been placed into the following categories. Some documents relating to multiple categories have been placed in the most relevant categories and cross-references are made between the categories. Some significant documents have been put into more than one category.
- Appointment of Experts, Consultants, and Fee Examiners
- Appointment of Patient Care Ombudsman and Patient Confidentiality
- Case-Management Orders
- Chapter 9 Compared to Chapter 11
- Designation of Bankruptcy Judge
- Labor and Pension Obligations
- Law Review Articles and Other Publications
- State Law, Local Rules, and Court Procedures
- Media and the Public
- Municipal Financing and Bonds
- Notice and Websites
- Plan Confirmation
- Published Opinions
- Review of Professional Fees
- Rule 2004 Examinations and Discovery
- Rule 9019 Applicability to Settlement Agreements
- Statistics and Docket Sheets
We welcome suggestions about other materials that may be helpful to courts for inclusion in the Chapter 9 repository. Please send your ideas and materials to Beth Wiggins at email@example.com.
This page contains an administrative order governing conduct, courtroom procedure, and decorum of the media and the public in connection with the Detroit case. See also the page on Notice and Websites for orders relating to the use of websites to provide notice and information about Chapter 9 cases.
Media and the Public is one of several Chapter 9 Online Repository categories.
At the request of the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, the Federal Judicial Center undertook an evaluation of a pilot program allowing video recording of certain civil proceedings in federal district courts. The pilot program, in which participation was voluntary, ran from July 18, 2011, through July 17, 2015, in fourteen pilot courts. The FJC evaluation looked at how the pilot was implemented in each court; the number and type of proceedings and cases recorded; the reasons why some judges and some parties declined to participate; the experiences and views of judges, attorneys, and court staff who participated in the program; the extent to which recordings were viewed, who viewed them, and why; and the costs of implementing the program. This report describes the research approaches used, limitations of the pilot program and research design, and results from the FJC evaluation.
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.
An evaluation of the Judicial Conference's 1991-1993 pilot program allowing electronic media coverage of federal civil proceedings in six district and two appellate courts. The report, which was originally presented to the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, provides information concerning applications for coverage and proceedings actually covered, as well as a content analysis of news broadcasts incorporating such coverage. It summarizes results from surveys of judges and attorneys in the pilot courts; interviews with judges, court staff administrators, and media representatives; and state studies of the effects of electronic media presence on witnesses and jurors.