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Bullard v Blue Hills Bank

The Supreme Court Holds That a Bankruptcy Court’s Order Denying Confirmation of a Debtor’s Proposed Chapter 13 Plan Is Not a...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In a May 4, 2015 opinion1, the United States Supreme Court held that a bankruptcy court order denying confirmation of a chapter 13 repayment plan is not a final order subject to immediate appeal. The Supreme Court found that,...more

U.S. Supreme Court Urges Resolution of Bankruptcy Disputes

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court has provided new stimulus to the use of mediation in disputes over attorney fees in its June 15, 2015, decision in Baker Botts LLP v. Asarco. Baker Botts was employed by the bankruptcy debtor estate...more

United States Supreme Court Holds that Order Denying Plan Confirmation Is Not Immediately Appealable

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On May 4, 2015, the Supreme Court for the United States unanimously held that an order denying confirmation of a plan is not a “final” order subject to immediate appeal as a matter of right. Although the Bullard decision...more

Supreme Court Holds That Orders Denying Plan Confirmation Are Not Final for Appellate Purposes

On May 4, 2015, a unanimous United States Supreme Court in Bullard v. Blue Hills, 135 S. Ct. 1686 (2015), resolved a long-standing circuit court split by holding that a bankruptcy court’s order denying confirmation of a...more

Supreme Court Bankruptcy Decision Strengthens Creditor Leverage in Plan Negotiations

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On May 4, 2015, in the case Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank, the United States Supreme Court held that debtors in chapter 13 (and presumably chapter 9 and 11 as well) are not entitled as of right to immediately appeal bankruptcy...more

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