Bankruptcy appeals are more complicated than traditional appeals. This is because jurisdictionally, there can be multiple levels of appellate courts, including an appeal to a bankruptcy appellate panel or local district court, prior to appealing to the circuit court of appeals. In the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (which Florida falls under) bankruptcy appellate panels do not exist, and an appeal from the bankruptcy court often goes to the local federal district court. The exception would be if the appeal goes directly to the circuit court of appeals, but this requires the consent of the parties.
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