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Keach v. New Brunswick Southern Railway Co.

Petition for certiorari denied on November 16, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-310 1st Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: Whether the “six months rule” — which grants a special priority to certain unsecured claims of creditors that provided goods or services necessary to a railroad’s operation, in reliance on payment out of the railroad’s current income, in the six months before the receivership — entitles unsecured claims for necessary operating expenses incurred by a railroad in the six months before bankruptcy to priority of payment if the railroad has not diverted any income away from the payment of such claims to pay secured creditors.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 04 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 9, 2020)
Oct 09 2020Brief of respondents New Brunswick Southern Railway Company Limited and Maine Northern Railway Company in opposition filed.
Oct 27 2020Reply of petitioners Robert James Keach, Estate Representative of the Post-Effective Date Estate of Montreal, Maine, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 28 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/13/2020.
Nov 16 2020Petition DENIED.