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Supreme Court to Tackle a Bankruptcy Tax Refund Circuit Split

Circuits are split on whether a tax refund presumptively goes to the subsidiary that created the losses giving rise to the refund.
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Supreme Court Denied ‘Cert.’ on Termination of Retiree Benefits

The Eleventh Circuit had held that coal producers can sell assets and insulate the buyer from liability for paying retirees’ health benefits.
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Supreme Court to Say Whether Puerto Rico Oversight Board Was Constitutionally Appointed

The appeal to the Supreme Court may become moot if the Senate confirms the appointment of the existing members of the Puerto Rico Oversight Board.
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Supreme Court Rejects Strict Liability for Discharge Violations

‘No objectively reasonable basis’ is the high court standard to find civil contempt for violating the discharge injunction.
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Supreme Court Agrees to Rule on What Is or Is Not a ‘Final, Appealable’ Order

For now, the high court ducks an important automatic stay question for chapter 13 debtors.
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Licensee May Continue Using a Trademark after Rejection, Supreme Court Rules

Supreme Court gets around to overruling Lubrizol almost 35 years later.
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Supreme Court Hears Argument on Good Faith as Defense to Discharge Violation

In Taggart v. Lorenzen, the justices sounded largely noncommittal, except for the Chief Justice, who seemed in the debtor’s camp favoring a stricter standard for contempt of the discharge injunction.
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Supreme Court Won’t Intervene in Fight Between Jay Alix and McKinsey

Supreme Court will not rule on whether upholding the integrity of the judicial system by itself confers appellate standing.
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Nonjudicial Foreclosure Is Not Subject to the FDCPA, Supreme Court Rules

Supreme Court says that activities not required by state law in nonjudicial foreclosure may be covered by the FDCPA.
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Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Equitable Mootness

Sewer customers challenged the dismissal of their appeal from confirmation of the Jefferson County chapter 9 municipal debt restructuring.
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