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THE

FEDERAL REPORTER.

VOLUME 97.

CASES ARGUED AND DETERMINED

IN THE

CIRCUIT COURTS OF APPEALS AND CIRCUIT
AND DISTRICT COURTS OF THE

UNITED STATES.

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COPYRIGHT, 1900,

BY

WEST PUBLISHING COMPANY.

COURT RULES.

UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS.

Fourth Circuit.

36.

BANKRUPTCY.

1. Upon the filing of the petition for review as provided for in section 24 (b) of the act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States, approved July 1, 1898, the clerk of this court shall docket the cause, and shall forthwith serve a certified copy of the petition upon the respondent or respondents, or his or their solicitor, through the mail or otherwise, together with a notice to the respondent or respondents, to answer, demur, or move to dismiss the said petition, within fifteen days from the date of such notice.

2. The petitioner shall cause a certified transcript of the record and proceedings of the bankruptcy court of the matter to be reviewed to be filed in the clerk's office of this court within thirty days from the date of the filing of the said petition.

3. Upon the filing of such transcript of the record the clerk of this court shall proceed to cause the record to be printed as provided for in the twenty-third rule of this court and furnish counsel on both sides with three copies each.

4. And such causes shall stand for hearing in their regular order. But either side may, upon ten days' notice given to the opposing counsel, have the cause heard, either at term time, or in vacation, or in chambers, upon the briefs, unless at its own suggestion, or for good cause shown, the court shall order oral argument.

5. That all causes coming up by appeal as provided in section 25 of said bankruptcy act shall stand for hearing in this court, either in term time or in vacation, and may be called up by either party upon ten days' notice, as provided in section 4 of this rule.

6. All rules of this court (except as herein modified) shall apply to the proceedings in bankruptcy to which this rule relates.

7. Nothing herein shall prevent the court, from time to time, from making, for special cause, orders diminishing or enlarging the times named herein, or any other order suitable to expedite the proceeding or to prevent injustice. Adopted Nov. 23, 1899. 97 F.

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