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NBRC Full Commission Meeting
June 19-20, 1997
U.S. District Courthouse
Federal Building - Room 115
231 West Lafayette Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan

Thursday, June 19, 1997

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Service to the Estate and Ethics Working Group Session
United States Trustee Program
(Also, rules/guidelines on committee formation)
10:00 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. Opening Remarks and Administrative Matters
Congressional legislation
Approval of April and May meeting minutes
10:05 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Presentations
  • American Bankruptcy Institute/Consumer Proposals
  • Judges Panel: Hon. Keith Lundin, Hon. Arthur Spector and Hon. Arthur Weissbrodt
  • National Housewares Manufacturers Association
10:55 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Plenary Session/Voting
  • Government Working Group Proposal No. 2 - Amendment of Section 724(b)
  • Government Working Group Proposal No. 8 - Burden of Proof on Tax Matters
  • Government Working Group Proposal No. 13 - Exception of Tax Refund Setoffs under Section 362(a)
  • Chapter 11 Working Group Proposal No. 5 - Exclusion of Payroll Deductions from Property of the Estate
  • Chapter 11 Working Group Proposal No. 7 - Clarification of Section 363(f)
  • Reconsideration of Service to the Estate & Ethics Working Group Proposal No. 1 - Disinterestedness
  • Service to the Estate & Ethics Working Group Proposal No. 4 - Conflict of Interest Standard
  • Mass Torts/Future Claims Working Group Proposal No. 1 - Treatment of Future Claims in Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 11 Working Group Proposal No. 5 - Exclusion of Payroll Deductions from Property of the Estate
  • Chapter 11 Working Group Proposal No. 7 - Clarification of Section 363(f)
  • Mass Torts/Future Claims Working Group Proposal No. 1 - Treatment of Future Claims in Bankruptcy
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Recess
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Plenary Session/Voting
Consumer Bankruptcy: Dischargeability Issues
  1. Educational Loans
  2. Credit Card Obligations
  3. Cash Advances for Gambling
  4. Superdischarge
  5. Treatment of Non-dischargeable Debt in Chapter 13
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Framework
  • Chapter 11 Working Group Proposal No. 9 - Prebankruptcy Waivers
  • Chapter 11 Working Group Proposal No. 10 - Prepackaged Plans of Reorganization: Prepetition Solicitation
  • Chapter 11 Working Group Proposal No. 11 - Prepackaged Plans of Reorganization: Postpetition Solicitation
  • Chapter 11 Working Group Proposal No. 12 - Prepackaged Plans of Reorganization: Section 341 Meetings
  • Chapter 11 Working Group Proposal No. 13 - Impairment
  • Chapter 11 Working Group Proposal No. 14 - Payment of Postpetition Interest to Unsecured Creditors
  • Reconsideration of Chapter 11 Working Group Proposal No. 2 - Claims Classification
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Bankruptcy Judges panel/In Forma Pauperis Discussion/Open Forum

Friday, June 20, 1997

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Open Forum/Invited Participants
UAW Legal Department: Michael Nicholson and Daniel Sherrick
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Plenary Session/Voting
  • Jurisdiction and Procedure Working Group Proposal No. 12 - Preferences: Increase Minimum Avoidable Amount
  • Jurisdiction and Procedure Working Group Proposal No. 13 - Preferences: Venue of Preference Actions under $10,000
  • Jurisdiction and Procedure Working Group Proposal No. 14 - Preferences: Amendment of Section 547(c)(2)(B)
  • Service to the Estate and Ethics Working Group Proposal No. 8 - Treatment of Attorney Referral Services
  • Service to the Estate and Ethics Working Group Proposal No. 9 - United States Trustee Program
  • Chapter 11 Working Group Proposal No. 15 - Employee Participation in Bankruptcy Cases
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Plenary Voting: Small Business, Single Asset and Partnership Issues
(Including $4 million cap and interest provision)
  • Small Business Working Group Proposal No. 1 - Small Business Proposal
  • Small Business Working Group Proposal No. 2 - Treatment of Non-Debtor Partners in Partnership Bankruptcy Cases
  • Small Business Working Group Proposal No. 3 - Effects of General Partner's or LLC Member's Bankruptcy Filing
  • Small Business Working Group Proposals: Single Asset Cases (Definition of "Single Asset"/$4 Million Cap/Interest/Credit Bidding)
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Plenary Discussion: Tax Issues/Section 105/Section 362(b) (With Participants)
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Plenary Discussion: Chapter 11 Mediation/Examiners (With Participants)

 

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