An Idea Whose Time Has (sort of) Come: BAPCPA Provides Direct Appeals from Bankruptcy Courts to Circuit Courts in Limited Situations


This article deals with a provision in the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 that allows direct appeals from bankruptcy courts to circuit courts. For years, many have sought direct appeals to circuit courts, contending that it will increase certainty in bankruptcy proceedings and make them more efficient. This article describes the new direct-appeal provision and discusses the procedures that are being developed.



Date of this Version

March 2006