US Supreme Court Cases

A Chicago Bankruptcy Case Lands at the US Supreme Court: The RadLAX Oral Argument - Part I

04/23/12

Chicago bankruptcy professionals descended on the US Supreme Court to catch the final chapter in the RadLAX bankruptcy saga, one that had a remarkably swift journey to the highest court of the land.  The case started as the neglected stepchild of Amalgamated Bank, the trustee of the deeply undersecured Longview Ultra I Construction Loan Investment Fund (having about $100 million of collateral to support a $300 million original

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US Supreme Court Bankruptcy Watch: Readying for Stern v. Marshall -- A Bombshell or a Dud?

06/20/11

6/24/11 Update:  Here's my blog post providing an early analysis of the Court's decision, entitled US Supreme Court's Bombshell Opinion in Stern v.

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US Supreme Court Bankruptcy Watch: Readying for Stern v. Marshall -- A Bombshell or a Dud?

06/20/11

Three or four more opinion days before the United States Supreme Court's term closes.  Sixteen opinions have yet to be delivered.  But if a lifelong, diehard, Bronx-born Yankee fan, Justice Sotomayor (who some say saved baseball), is willing to sport a CUBS jersey while throwing out the ceremonial firs

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Justice Scalia Won't "Ransom" His Principles to Grant Justice Kagan a Unanimous First Opinion That Looks to BAPCPA's "Text, Context, and Purpose" to Support a Dubious Result

01/23/11

When reading recent US Supreme Court opinions interpreting BAPCPA, the statute's manifest flaws are the "elephant in the room" (origins of phrase here), and Justice Kagan's recent opinion for the Court in Ransom v. FIA Card Services , N.A, No.

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9th Circuit Declares Anna Nicole Smith's Estate the Big Loser on Preclusion Grounds in Dispute with Pierce's Estate Over Her Right to Money from J. Howard Marshall's Estate

03/21/10

And so, it appears, 19 years of hell for the remaining surviving heirs of J. Howard Marshall II come near an end.  Here's the chronology:

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US Supreme Court on Justice Holmes' 169th B-day Holds in Milavetz that the Bankruptcy Code's Speech Restrictions on Attorneys Do Not Turn Them into Ruthless Drones

03/08/10

Back in the good old days when bashing BAPCPA was in vogue, I posited here that BAPCPA's "debt relief agency" provisions "look more like an effort to create a consumer bankruptcy lawyer clone who, much like the ever-multiplying

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Milavetz: U.S. Supreme Court To Bankruptcy Lawyers -- You Are Debt Relief Agencies

03/08/10

 Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A. v. United States, No. 08-1119 (March 9, 2010) (click here for opinion). The majority opinion was written by Justice Sotomayor.   Justices Scalia and Thomas filed opinions concurring in part in the opinion, and the judgment.

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