Harris v. Viegelahn

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-400 5th Cir. Apr 1, 2015
Tr.Aud.
May 18, 2015 9-0 Ginsburg OT 2014

Holding: A debtor who converts to Chapter 7 bankruptcy is entitled to return of any postpetition wages not yet distributed by the Chapter 13 trustee.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on May 18, 2015.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 6 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 6, 2014)
Nov 6 2014Brief of respondent Mary K. Viegelahn, Chapter 13 Trustee in opposition filed.
Nov 24 2014Reply of petitioner Charles E. Harris, III filed.
Nov 25 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2014.
Dec 12 2014Petition GRANTED.
Jan 26 2015Brief of petitioner Charles E. Harris, III filed.
Jan 26 2015Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Feb 2 2015SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Feb 2 2015Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys filed.
Feb 2 2015Brief amicus curiae of G. Eric Brunstad, Jr. filed.
Feb 3 2015Record requested from U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.
Feb 3 2015Record from U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.
Feb 10 2015Record received from U.S.D.C. Western District of Texas. (1 Envelope)
Feb 12 2015CIRCULATED
Feb 25 2015Brief of respondent Mary K. Viegelahn, Chapter 13 Trustee filed. (Distributed)
Mar 2 2015Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees filed. (Distributed)
Mar 4 2015Brief amici curiae of American Financial Services Association, et al., filed. (Distributed)
Mar 20 2015Reply of petitioner Charles E. Harris, III filed. (Distributed)
Apr 1 2015Argued. For petitioner: Matthew M. Madden, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Craig Goldblatt, Washington, D. C.
May 18 2015Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jun 19 2015JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Jul 30 2015Record from U.S.D.C. Western Dist. of Texas has been returned.
 
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