|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-145||5th Cir.||Mar 1, 2016||May 16, 2016||7-1||Sotomayor||OT 2015|
Holding: The term "actual fraud" in Section 523(a)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code encompasses fraudulent conveyance schemes, even when those schemes do not involve a false representation.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-1, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on May 16, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 30 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 31, 2015)|
|Aug 28 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 30, 2015.|
|Sep 30 2015||Brief of respondent Daniel Lee Ritz, Jr. in opposition filed.|
|Oct 13 2015||Reply of petitioner Husky International Electronics, Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 14 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 30, 2015.|
|Nov 2 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 6, 2015.|
|Nov 6 2015||Petition GRANTED.|
|Dec 21 2015||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Dec 21 2015||Brief of petitioner Husky International Electronics, Inc. filed.|
|Dec 23 2015||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, March 1, 2016|
|Dec 23 2015||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees filed.|
|Dec 28 2015||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Dec 28 2015||Brief amici curiae of Bankruptcy Law Professors filed.|
|Jan 5 2016||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.|
|Jan 5 2016||Records from the U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit, as well as U.S.D.C. Southern Dist. of Texas is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Jan 15 2016||CIRCULATED.|
|Jan 15 2016||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Jan 20 2016||Brief of respondent Daniel Lee Ritz, Jr. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 25 2016||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 25 2016||Brief amici curiae of Professors Richard Aaron, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 27 2016||Brief amicus curiae of G. Eric Brunstad, Jr. filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 18 2016||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Feb 19 2016||Reply of petitioner Husky International Electronics, Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 1 2016||Argued. For petitioner: Shay Dvoretzky, Washington, D. C.; and Sarah E. Harrington, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Erin E. Murphy, Washington, D. C.|
|May 16 2016||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion.|
|Jun 17 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
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