Is Nunc Pro Tunc Really Sunk?

By James M. Davis, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Henry E. Hildebrand, III (Nashville, TN)

Bankruptcy Courts take determinations from the Supreme Court seriously. And rightfully so. But sometimes, some bankruptcy courts are guilty of reading too much into the Court’s statements. The latest example is the soul searching around “nunc pro tunc” (“now for then”) orders. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court issued an opinion describing a limited scope for such orders. Based on this decision, bankruptcy courts are now questioning their authority to provide various types of retroactive relief that they previously would . . .

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