December 1, 2017 Rules Changes – Summary

By Beverly M. Burden, Chapter 13 Trustee (Lexington, KY) and Lawrence R. Ahern III, Brown & Ahern (Nashville, TN)

Effective Date

The Supreme Court's order adopting the amended rules states: “That the foregoing amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure shall take effect on December 1, 2017, and shall govern in all proceedings in bankruptcy cases thereafter commenced and, insofar as just and practicable, all proceedings then pending." Retroactive application of this year's amendments, however, seems unlikely to be either just or practicable with respect to several of this year's changes, such as . . .

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