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Supreme Court Reverses Jevic, Bars Structured Dismissals that Violate Priority Rules

Jevic opinion continues to permit first-day wage and critical vendor orders, although its effect on gift plans is debatable.

Courts Divided on Electric Service as ‘Goods’ Under Section 503(b)(9)

Judge relies on physics in ruling that electricity qualifies as ‘goods.’

Litigation Funding Could Be Champertous in Some States

Financing litigation is champertous if the lender exercises control.

Paying Fees from Retainers Doesn’t Require Adequate Protection for Lenders

Judge Erik Kimball explains why retainers are free of lenders’ liens.

Courts Divided over Jury Trials for Breach of Post-Petition Contracts

Barton, Granfinancier, and Langenkamp should be harmonized with Section 959.