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Bankruptcy Reform Straining Court System: Report

Law360 (September 19, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has told Congress that additional staff may be needed due to an increase in court workload caused by the bankruptcy reforms that went into effect last year.

“The overall workload of the bankruptcy courts will depend on the level of case filings, a number that remains uncertain at this point,” concluded the report, filed in August in response to a congressional request. “The preliminary analysis indicates the Act caused a 10% increase in the staffing requirements of the bankruptcy...
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