Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Ninth Circuit BAP Denies Retroactive Approval of Postpetition Financing

Section 364(a) of the Bankruptcy Code allows a debtor to incur unsecured debt, like trade debt, in the ordinary course of business.  Section 364(b) of the Code provides, however, that when a debtor plans to incur unsecured debt, like a… Read More ›

SCOTUS Restricts Inherent Bankruptcy Authority

In Law v. Siegel, 571 U.S. ___ (2014) (slip opinion), the Supreme Court of the United States invalidated a bankruptcy court’s use of its inherent authority to tax (surcharge) a debtor’s exempt property with legal expenses incurred by a chapter 7… Read More ›

Ninth Circuit Limits Bankruptcy Jurisdiction in Fraudulent Conveyance Cases

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a bankruptcy judge does not have jurisdictional authority to enter a final judgment in a fraudulent conveyance action against a non-claimant to a bankruptcy estate.  See Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v…. Read More ›