|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether appellate courts may affirm a bankruptcy sanctions order on an alternate correct ground even if the order does not analyze the ground; (2) whether sanctions based on inherent judicial power always require a finding of bad faith; and (3) whether Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 3002.1 authorizes punitive fines as a form of “appropriate relief.”
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 19 2022||Application (21A349) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 30, 2022 to March 17, 2022, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.|
|Jan 22 2022||Application (21A349) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until March 17, 2022.|
|Mar 05 2022||Application (21A349) to extend further the time from March 17, 2022 to March 31, 2022, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.|
|Mar 10 2022||Application (21A349) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until March 31, 2022.|
|Mar 31 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 4, 2022)|
|Apr 05 2022||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Hon. Melanie Cyganowski (Ret.), et al.|
|May 03 2022||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees.|
|May 04 2022||Brief of respondent PHH Mortgage Corporation in opposition filed.|
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