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October 23, 2017

This page includes local rules and court procedures related to Chapter 9 bankruptcy, as well as information about related state law, including law regarding eligibility to file Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

State Law, Local Rules, and Court Procedures is one of several Chapter 9 Online Repository categories.

October 23, 2017
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.
 
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July 27, 2017

The Advisory Group to the New York State–Federal Judicial Council analyzed New York State and federal courts’ treatment of prelitigation conduct involving the creation, retention, and destruction of electronically stored information (ESI) to determine whether the courts were consistent and harmonious when addressing these issues.

May 30, 2017

This handbook was developed by the Advisory Group to the New York State and Federal Judicial Council to provide readily accessible guidance to attorneys working on cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit who face the possibility that their clients or other parties may request the federal court to refer state law issues to the New York Court of Appeals or the possibility that the Second Circuit may certify state law questions sua sponte.

September 20, 2013

A clearinghouse for information on the coordination and management of related cases that are pending simultaneously in both state and federal courts. The website provides useful tips for initiating contact with judges in other jurisdictions regarding related cases, for coordinating discovery across jurisdictional lines, and for managing attorney disputes. It also includes links to a large number of model orders on these and other subjects. This internet site is a joint project by the National Center for State Courts, the U.S.

January 1, 2013

A joint project by the National Center for State Courts, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, and the Federal Judicial Center, this pocket guide provides information on the coordination and management of related cases that are pending simultaneously in both state and federal courts. The guide provides useful tips for initiating contact with judges in other jurisdictions regarding related cases, for coordinating discovery across jurisdictional lines, and for managing attorney disputes.

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August 28, 2012
Margaret S. Williams

This is a summary of resources that the National Center for State Courts makes available online for judges presiding over election litigation. Many of the resources are intended for state judges, but the summary highlights those resources that would be useful to federal judges. The summary includes descriptions of video lectures by practicing attorneys and law professors.

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July 24, 2007
Vaughn R. Walker

In re NSA Telecommunication Records Litigation (N.D. Cal. 3:06-md-1791).

This document is among Selected Orders and Other Case Documents that, in turn, are among the Center's resources on National Security Cases.

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