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Is the Proposed Guidance for Random Assignment in Civil Cases a Harbinger for Bankruptcy? Experts Weigh In

American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
05.2024

The U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management proposed guidance on March 12 to promote random case assignment in civil cases (not criminal or bankruptcy cases) in district courts. The Judicial Conference later clarified that case assignment in the bankruptcy context remains under study. As venue reform remains a spotlight issue for lawmakers, the courts, practitioners and academics, could the issuance of proposed guidance of random case assignment in civil cases be a precursor to consideration of such guidance in bankruptcy cases? Four experts, including our own Don Swanson, provide their take on the issue in this month’s ABI Journal, linked below. 

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