Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Leslie v. Hancock Park Capital II, L.P.

Petition for certiorari denied on October 2, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1136 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether a bankruptcy court's authority to recharacterize putative debt as equity arises from the bankruptcy court's general equitable powers under 11 U.S.C. § 105(a) as announced in Pepper v. Litton (as five circuits have held) or arises under 11 U.S.C. § 502(b), thus restricting the bankruptcy court's equitable powers to applicable state law (as two circuits have held).

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 15 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 19, 2017)
Mar 29 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 19, 2017, for all respondents.
May 19 2017Brief of respondents Hancock Park Capital II, L.P., et al. in opposition filed.
Jun 06 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 22, 2017.
Jun 07 2017Reply of petitioner Sam Leslie, Chapter 7 Trustee of Fitness Holdings International, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 26 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2017.
Aug 16 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/25/2017.
Oct 02 2017Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot