Equitable Mootness: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Bar Association of San Francisco

San Francisco
March 8, 2016

Ken Brown will be part of a panel discussion of equitable mootness in chapter 11 bankruptcy practice. The doctrine It is essentially “a narrow doctrine by which an appellate court deems it prudent for practical reasons to forbear deciding an appeal when the relief  requested will undermine the finality and reliability of consummated plans of  reorganization.”

The panel will consider the evolving doctrine of equitable mootness, the recent contraction of the doctrine in the recent Ninth Circuit opinion in Transwest Resort Properties, and differences in approaches among the circuits.

The program is sponsored by the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco; for more information, please click the pdf link below or visit

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