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Although four cases presenting important bankruptcy issues were teed up for the Supreme Court’s consideration this term, the Court denied certiorari for each. Each of these petitions involve splits among the circuit courts of appeals, influencing choice of venue and the extent to which bankruptcy decisions are subject to meaningful appeal.
The U.S. Supreme Court began its 2021-2022 term this Fall with a schedule that includes no bankruptcy matters. Although four cases presenting important bankruptcy issues were teed up for the Court’s consideration this term, the Court denied certiorari for each. These petitions involved open questions on states’ powers to assert sovereign immunity in the bankruptcy arena, the extent to which federal bankruptcy law preempts certain state-law causes of action, and the judicially created doctrine of equitable mootness. Each of these areas involve splits among the circuit courts of appeals, influencing choice of venue and the extent to which bankruptcy decisions are subject to meaningful appeal.
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By Michael L. Cook
This installment of our appellate practice series reviews recent cases addressing the equitable mootness doctrine. The issue ultimately often turns on whether it is practical and fair for an appellate court to review an appeal on the merits, enabling that court to avoid review altogether.
By Francis J. Lawall and Patrick M. Ryan
At first glance, Chapter 15 might appear to have the relatively minor role of staying actions against U.S. assets while the main foreign proceeding moves forward. However, as one recent case out of the Southern District of New York demonstrates, Chapter 15 carries the potential to significantly impact not only the main foreign bankruptcy, but civil litigation in the United States as well.
By By Richard Assmus, Matthew Wargin, Monique Mulcare and Danielle Corn
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By Avalon Zoppo
A ruling tossing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy settlement could tee up a new issue for the U.S. Supreme Court and spur other judges to more closely scrutinize non-debtor releases, a controversial mechanism that shields third parties in Chapter 11 proceedings from liability.