June 6, 2022
The Supreme Court’s unanimous opinion avoids saying whether the dual system of U.S. Trustees and Bankruptcy Administrators is itself unconstitutional.
May 23, 2022
First Circuit won’t allow artful pleading to avoid the automatic stay in municipal bankruptcies.
May 13, 2022
Unlike chapters 12 and 13, the bankruptcy court in Subchapter V has discretion in selecting the commitment period for confirmation of a cramdown plan.
May 5, 2022
Federal preemption allowed rejection of the defined benefit pension plan for Puerto Rico’s teachers.
April 28, 2022
Redesignation under the SBRA might become a hot topic once again when (if) Congress raises the cap back to $7.5 million.
April 20, 2022
At oral argument, the justices seemed more concerned about the remedy to give if the dual fee system was unconstitutional.
April 18, 2022
Curtailing equitable mootness will benefit the bankruptcy community by fostering appellate decisions that clarify the standards for confirmation of chapter 11 plans.
March 21, 2022
Unsuccessfully attempting to punch homes in Mirant, FERC emerged from the Fifth Circuit with no power to stop bankruptcy courts from rejecting contracts otherwise within FERC’s jurisdiction.
March 14, 2022
At the risk of committing error, a district judge in New York reads a third-party release to cover only derivative claims, not direct claims that a creditor may have against a nondebtor.
February 18, 2022
To satisfy Article III, an appellee need only have ‘concrete adverseness’ and an ongoing interest in the dispute.