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Supreme Court Hears Argument in Fulton: Is Inaction an Automatic Stay Violation?

Supreme Court to resolve a circuit split by deciding whether a change in the status quo must occur before the automatic stay is violated.

Homage to RBG: The Advocate for Consumers and Debtors

Compassion and intellect mark the bankruptcy opinions and dissents by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Automatic Termination of the Automatic Stay: Not Ready for Prime Time

The Supreme Court declined to decide whether the automatic stay terminates automatically after a repeat filing as to all property or only property of the debtor.

Supreme Court Allows the Madoff Trustee to Sue Foreign Subsequent Transferees

The denial of ‘cert’ aids the Madoff trustee’s quest to recover 100% of defrauded customers’ cash losses.

Supreme Court Finds No Appointment Clause Violation in Puerto Rico’s Oversight Board

The Supreme Court reversed the First Circuit, which had held that the Oversight Board violated the Appointments Clause because the members were not appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

Supreme Court Ducks Equitable Mootness and Third-Party Releases

The case from the Third Circuit was not a good vehicle for granting certiorari on either issue, even though there is a circuit split on nonconsensual, third-party releases.

Justices Postpone Argument in Fulton until the Supreme Court’s Next Term

Supreme Court won’t decide until late this year or early 2021 whether the automatic stay requires creditors to turn over repossessed property without a turnover action.

Supreme Court Explains Sovereign Immunity in Bankruptcy Cases

The Supreme Court uses a copyright case to explain why the bankruptcy exception to states’ sovereign immunity is unique under the Constitution.

Supreme Court Bans Nunc Pro Tunc Orders

Despite the high court’s ban on nunc pro tunc orders, may bankruptcy courts make their orders retroactive?

Supreme Court Uses a Bankruptcy Case to Limit the Use of Federal Common Law

High court rules that federal courts may make federal common law only to protect ‘uniquely’ federal interests.