Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc.

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-784 7th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the safe harbor of Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code prohibits avoidance of a transfer made by or to a financial institution, without regard to whether the institution has a beneficial interest in the property transferred, consistent with decisions from the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 8th, and 10th Circuits, but contrary to the decisions from the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th and 11th Circuits.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 14 2016Application (16A492) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 28, 2016 to December 19, 2016, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Nov 17 2016Application (16A492) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until December 19, 2016.
Dec 16 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 19, 2017)
Jan 19 2017Brief of respondent FTI Consulting, Inc. in opposition filed.
Feb 3 2017Reply of petitioner Merit Management Group, LP filed.
Feb 8 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 24, 2017.
Feb 22 2017Rescheduled.
Feb 27 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 3, 2017.
Feb 27 2017Rescheduled.
Mar 13 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 17, 2017.
Mar 13 2017Rescheduled.
Mar 20 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 24, 2017.
Mar 20 2017Rescheduled.
 
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