Three Recent Bankruptcy Decisions by SCOTUS: What They Mean for Your Practice

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Three Recent Bankruptcy Decisions by SCOTUS: What They Mean for Your Practice

March 27, 2020

The Supreme Court has handed down three rulings during its current term that impact bankruptcy practice:

  • The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on January 14 in Ritzen v. Jackson Machinery that an order denying a motion to modify the automatic stay is a final, appealable order “when the bankruptcy court unreservedly grants or denies relief.”
  • In a per curiam opinion on February 24 in Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan v. Acevedo Feliciano, the Supreme Court has banned the term “nunc pro tunc” from the bankruptcy lexicon. The Court also ruled that a state court altogether lacks jurisdiction in a removed action until the case has been formally remanded.
  • The Supreme Court ruled on February 25 in Rodriguez v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. that federal courts may not employ federal common law to decide who owns a tax refund when a parent holding company files a tax return but a subsidiary generated the losses giving rise to the refund.

A panel of distinguished bankruptcy experts will discuss each of these cases to provide you with insights for your practice.


Friday, March 27, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EST

This webinar is free to attend and CLE is available to members in qualifying states.*


Bill Rochelle, Moderator
ABI Editor-at-Large
(New York, N.Y.)

Hon. Kevin J. Carey (ret.)
Hogan Lovells US LLP
(Philadelphia, Pa.)

Prof. Charles J. Tabb
University of Illinois College of Law, and Of Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP
(Chicago, Ill.)

* 1 hour of general CLE credit is available in the following pre-approved 60-minute-hour and 50-minute-hour states: AK, AL, AR, CA, DE, GA, IL, MO, NJ, PA, SC, TN, TX, VT, WI, and WV. These states follow an approved jurisdiction policy: AZ, CO, CT, NH, NY. ABI will submit attendance to DE, IL, NV, PA, TN, and TX. Attendees from Illinois claiming credit more than 30 days after an event will be charged the $25 Illinois late credit claim fee that becomes effective on January 1, 2020. For those jurisdictions not listed, ABI will not seek direct accreditation attorneys will need to self-submit. Some states allow may not allow self-submission. ABI will issue certificates for attorneys to self-submit for approval. ABI charges an administrative fee of $5 for Members and $25 for non-members upon requesting CLE credit for this program. Further details will be provided the day of the event.