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Bullard v. Hyde Park Savings Bank

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-116 1st Cir. Apr 1, 2015
Tr.Aud.
May 4, 2015 9-0 Roberts OT 2014

Holding: A bankruptcy court’s order denying confirmation of a debtor’s proposed repayment plan is not a final order that the debtor can immediately appeal.

Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on May 4, 2015.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 30 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 3, 2014)
Aug 18 2014Waiver of right of respondent Carolyn A. Bankowski, Chapter 13 Trustee to respond filed.
Sep 10 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Sep 17 2014Response Requested . (Due October 17, 2014)
Oct 16 2014Brief of respondent Hyde Park Savings Bank in opposition filed.
Nov 19 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 5, 2014.
Dec 8 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2014.
Dec 12 2014Petition GRANTED.
Jan 15 2015Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Louis B. Bullard.
Jan 26 2015Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
Jan 26 2015Brief of petitioner Louis B. Bullard filed.
Feb 1 2015Brief amici curiae of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and Public Citizen, Inc. filed.
Feb 2 2015SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Feb 2 2015Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.
Feb 2 2015Brief amicus curiae of Bank of America, N.A. filed.
Feb 2 2015Brief amicus curiae of G. Eric Brunstad, Jr. filed.
Feb 3 2015Record requested from U.S.C.A. 1st Circuit.
Feb 12 2015CIRCULATED
Feb 18 2015Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Feb 20 2015Record received from U.S. Bankruptcy Court Massachusetts Division is electronic.
Feb 23 2015Record from U.S.C.A. 1st Circuit is electronic and located on PACER, with the exception of the one appendix enclosed in a envelope.
Feb 25 2015Brief of respondent Blue Hills Bank, fka Hyde Park Savings Bank filed. (Distributed)
Mar 20 2015Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Mar 20 2015Reply of petitioner Louis B. Bullard filed. (Distributed)
Apr 1 2015Argued. For petitioner: James A. Feldman, Washington, D. C.; and Zachary D. Tripp, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, Washington, D. C.
May 4 2015Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jun 5 2015JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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