December 1, 2014 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

Friday, November 21, 2014

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure will take effect on December 1, 2014. These amendments address: 1) petitions involving the same debtors filed in different courts; 2) time limits for serving a summons and complaint; 3) general pleadings and judgments and costs; 4) bankruptcy appeals; and 5) new trials and relief from a judgment or order. Information about the amendments can be found here. Several official forms have also been updated. The bankruptcy court has prepared a cheat sheet to assist practitioners with the new forms.

The United States Bankruptcy Courts of the First Circuit have collaborated and produced a PowerPoint presentation summarizing the changes to the rules, forms, and fees.