No Bankruptcy Jurisdiction for a Settlement that Contradicts a Chapter 11 Plan

Fifth Circuit finds no bankruptcy jurisdiction to approve a settlement after confirmation that contradicts the chapter 11 plan.

J&J, Redux: Bankruptcy Court Dismissed 3M Subsidiary’s Chapter 11 Case

Indianapolis Bankruptcy Judge Jeffrey Graham says that the bankruptcy court cannot become “another court of general jurisdiction.”

As if by Magic, Section 1412 Transforms an Improper Venue into a Proper Venue

A judge sitting in a proper venue may transfer venue to a district that was improper originally.

‘Person Aggrieved’ Isn’t the Proper Standard for Bankruptcy Appeals, Circuit Says

Ninth Circuit says that the ‘person aggrieved’ standard for appellate standing was superseded by Article III standing on adoption of the Bankruptcy Code in 1978.

Courts May Bypass Equitable Mootness to Rule on the Merits, Fifth Circuit Says

Even if an appeal is equitably moot, the appellate court nonetheless has appellate jurisdiction. Equitable mootness is prudential, not jurisdictional.

Denial of Withdrawal of the Reference Isn’t a Final, Appealable Order, Circuit Says

An appeal from an interlocutory order can’t be made final by the district court’s entry of judgment on the first appeal.

Disagreement on Bankruptcy Court’s Jurisdiction to Give ‘Innocent Spouse’ Relief

Bankruptcy Judges Marvin Isgur and Gregory Taddonio disagree on whether the bankruptcy court has subject matter jurisdiction to grant ‘innocent spouse’ relief to a debtor.