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News Room

April 17-18, 1997
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courtroom
United States Courthouse - Room 815
1010 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, Washington
Thursday, April 17, 1997
8:00 am - 8:15 am Opening Remarks and Administrative Matters
Report on Des Moines Regional Meeting
Congressional Legislation/Hearings
Certification of January Meeting Minutes
8:15 am - 10:30 am Open Forum: Issues Include Consumer Bankruptcy Framework
A) Two Panels
B) Pre-registered Speakers

10: 30 am - 10:45 am


10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Meeting of Consumer Bankruptcy Working Group
Repeat Refiling

Meeting of Service and Ethics Working Group
Trustee liability
ABA proposal on attorney referral services

Meeting of Small Business, Partnership, Single Asset Real Estate Working Group
Effect of partner's filing for bankruptcy on non-debtor partnership

Other issues:
*Housing and Urban Development issues
*Single asset real estate cases
*Title insurance

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch Recess
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Plenary Session: Pending Matters
Consumer Bankruptcy Working Group Proposal No. 1
Uniform Federal Exemptions [expanded version to be distributed]

Government Working Group Proposal No. 18
Chapter 9: Incorporation of the Securities Contract Liquidation Provisions 11 U.S.C. §§ 555, 556, 559 & 560

Government Working Group Proposal No. 19
Chapter 9: Petition as Order for Relief

Government Working Group Proposal No. 20
Chapter 9: Eligibility of Municipalities to Serve on Creditors' Committees

Small Business, Partnership, Single Asset Real Estate
Working Group Proposal No. 2

Treatment of Non-Debtor Partners for Partnerships in Bankruptcy [to be distributed]

Service, Ethics Working Group Proposal No. 3
National Admission

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm


3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Plenary Session: Pending Matters (Continued)
Service, Ethics Working Group Proposal No. 6
Fee Examiners [to be distributed]

Chapter 11 Working Group Proposal No. 6
Third Party Releases

Section 365 Proposal No. 1
Contracts Subject to Section 365; Eliminating the "Executory" Requirement

Section 365 Proposal No. 2
Clarifying the Meaning of "Rejection"

Section 365 Proposal No. 3
Interim Protection and Obligations of Non-debtor Parties

Section 365 Proposal No. 4
Clarifying the Option of "Assumption"

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Presentation: Initial Report from the Tax Advisory Committee

5:30 pm


Friday, April 18, 1997
8:00 am - 8:45 am

Continued Plenary Session: Pending Matters (If necessary)

8:45 am - 10:15 am

Simultaneous Sessions:
Mass Torts, Future Claims
Chapter 12
Sunset provision
Direct payment plans
Role of Chapter 12 trustee
Expansion of co-debtor stay to nonconsumer debts
Shared appreciation provisions

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Northwest Bankruptcy Institute:
Commissioners in attendance for Open Comment Period

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch Recess

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Meeting of Chapter 11 Working Group
Labor issues
Section 363(f)

Meeting of Government Working Group
Continued discussion of Chapter 9 (Elizabeth Holland)
* Payment of professional fees
* Notice requirements
*Appointment of Bankruptcy Judges
Preliminary report from Tax Advisory Committee
Section 724(b)
Energy Resources

Jurisdiction and Procedure Working Group
[The Jurisdiction and Procedure Working Group will not be meeting this month; Commissioner members may attend the other working group sessions.]

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm


4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Open Forum: Issues Related To United States Trustee Program

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

General Open Forum

5:00 pm



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