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Buckner v. United States Pipe & Foundry Co.

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-115 Bankr. M.D. Fla. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the equitable right to compel a coal company covered by the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992 to maintain an individual employer plan is a dischargeable “claim” under 11 U.S.C. § 101(5)(B); and (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit erred in holding that a covered company’s obligations under the Coal Act arose, once and for all time, when the act became law, such that a bankruptcy discharge relieves a company from its statutory obligations to maintain a plan and pay Coal Act premiums incurred after bankruptcy.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 01 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 6, 2022)
Aug 29 2022Waiver of right of respondent United States Pipe & Foundry Co., LLC, et al. to respond filed.
Aug 31 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/28/2022.
Sep 07 2022Response Requested. (Due October 7, 2022)
Sep 13 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 7, 2022 to November 7, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 14 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 7, 2022.
Nov 07 2022Brief of respondents United States Pipe & Foundry Co., LLC, et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 21 2022Reply of petitioners Micheal W. Buckner, as Trustee of the United Mine Workers of America Combined Benefit Fund, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 22 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/9/2022.
Dec 12 2022The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.