Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corporation, No. 15-649

October, 2016

Reversing the Third Circuit in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp., the Supreme Court ruled (6-2) on March 22 in an opinion by Justice Stephen G. Breyer that the bankruptcy court, without consent from affected parties, cannot approve so-called structured dismissals that “deviate from the basic priority rules,” not even in rare cases.

Click here for the full text of the opinion.

Click here for Bill Rochelle's analysis of the ruling.

ABI Media Teleconference: 


Oral Arguments Date: 

December 7, 2016

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Oral Arguments Date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Certiorari Granted Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016