Bankruptcy Law Section

The Bankruptcy Law Section focuses on issues involving bankruptcy law. The section’s executive committee develops projects for its members ranging from legislative proposals to their annual two-day Bankruptcy Forum and associated social events.

Stites & Harbison PLLC
401 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Immediate Past Chair
Anderson & Fugate
114 E Market St
Johnson City, TN 37604

Holmes Named New Federal Magistrate

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee has announced that Barbara D. Holmes has been selected to replace Magistrate Judge Juliet Griffin, who will be retiring July 31. Holmes is currently head of h3gm’s Commercial Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice Group. She has more than 25 years of experience with restructuring and insolvency matters and commercial litigation in state and federal courts.

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Rejected Bankruptcy Plan Cannot be Appealed

A unanimous Supreme Court today ruled that debtors in bankruptcy may not immediately appeal the rejection of a repayment plan, but must wait until a plan is confirmed before appealing to a higher court. Writing for the court, Chief Justice John Roberts agreed that only an order confirming a payment plan is immediately appealable, the Associated Press reports. An appeals court had found similarly, that a rejected order was not final because the debtor could still propose another plan. The Memphis Daily News has the story.

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