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House Votes To Add 4 Bankruptcy Judgeships

Law360, Washington (May 17, 2017, 7:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to add four bankruptcy judges to the nation’s courts Wednesday, and convert several more temporary posts to permanent ones.

The bill, the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017, passed on a voice vote Wednesday afternoon. Specifically it would add four bankruptcy judgeships and convert 14 temporary ones in Delaware, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina and Puerto Rico to permanent positions.

In addition, the bill would increase filing fees for the largest of the Chapter 11 filers in...
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