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Supreme Court Says Denial of Confirmation Not Automatically Appealable
Posted on 8 May 2015 by Stephen Sather

In a surprisingly casual opinion, the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roberts, has ruled that denial of confirmation of a chapter 13 plan does not give rise to a final order which can be appealed as a matter of right. Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank ,... Read More

Professor Kenneth N. Klee on the Supreme Court's Holding in Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank
Posted on 26 May 2015 by Kenneth Klee

Professor Kenneth N. Klee analyzes the May 4, 2015, ruling in Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank, in which the Supreme Court settled a circuit split and held that an order denying confirmation of a chapter 13 plan is not an immediately appealable "final"... Read More

Both Sides Support Cert in Appeal of Order Denying Chapter 13 Plan
Posted on 10 Sep 2014 by Stephen Sather

The Supreme Court may add another bankruptcy case to its agenda this term in a case where both the Petitioner and the Respondent support the grant of cert. No. 13-1416, Gordon v. Bank of America . The Petition can be found here and the Response in Support... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Debtor Entitled to Funds Remaining Upon Conversion of Chapter 13 Case
Posted on 20 May 2015 by Stephen Sather

Acknowledging that the statutory language "does not say expressly" what should happen, the Supreme Court nevertheless ruled that undistributed funds held by the Chapter 13 trustee should be returned to the debtor following a conversion. The... Read More