Supreme Court Denies Certiorari In Barton Doctrine Case, Villegas v. Schmidt

By John P. Gustafson, Bankruptcy Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court (Toledo, OH)

The United States Supreme Court denied certiorari on December 7, 2015, in a case involving issues regarding when a trustee can be sued without leave of the bankruptcy court.

See, http://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/120715zor_6j37.pdf ("Order List" denying certiorari in a number of cases, including "15-407 VILLEGAS, JOHN E., ET AL. V. SCHMIDT, MICHAEL B.").

In addition to the main issue regarding when a trustee can be sued, the case also involves a Supreme Court directive regarding the interpretation of . . .

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