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New Amendments to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 6: Appeal in a Bankruptcy

On December 12, 2014 by Schnader

On December 1, 2014, amendments to various federal rules of practice and procedure took effect.  The only amendment to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure made three substantive changes to Rule 6, which deals with bankruptcy appeals: amending Rule 6(b)(2)(A)(ii) to remove any ambiguity regarding the obligation to file an amended notice of appeal, adding a new Rule 6(c) to address permissive direct appeals, and revising Rule 6 to account for electronic records. 

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