SFVBA Program This Friday – Supreme Court Opinions – Ahart and Hayes

Email from Steve Fox (obviously not written by me)

Dear All:

Friday’s bankruptcy program is the annual program on Supreme Court opinions.  What none of you get to enjoy (but I do) is the spirited back and forth discussion and argument which the two panelists, Judge Ahart and Jon Hayes, have had by email arguing about cases, what they mean and whether they have importance to bankruptcy practitioners.

Judge Ahart and Jon Hayes will discuss Lamer, Archer and its impact on litigation under Section 523(a)(2)(A).  They will also discuss the Village at Lakeridge opinion.  While the opinion itself may not seem that exciting, the standard of appellate review, it is important to us as practitioners because it is a good primer for when a trial is over and either your client or the other side intends to take an appeal.  The opinion is a good place to start when you have to tell your client about the standard of review on appeal.  Though the opinion is from 2016, Husky continues to reverberate and so the panel will go back to Husky and talk about what it held and its impact on practitioners.   Jon Hayes and Judge Ahart will also take a look ahead at cases being argued this term at the supreme court.  One case being argued comes out of the 9th Circuit, the Taggart case.  This is such an important case given the ruling which, in my opinion, interjects uncertainty for both creditors and debtors.

The panel is spirited.  You could not fall asleep at this program even if you brought a pillow.

Here are the particulars:

Place:                                  San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 5567 Reseda Blvd., Ste. 200,Tarzana, CA 91356.

Parking:                              FREE in the back lot or next door at El Patron

Date:                                   Friday, December 14, 2018

Time:                                   Lunch 12 noon.  Program ends by 1:30 p.m.

MCLE:                                 1 and ¼ hours

Specialty Credit:               Offered

Charges:                             Members:                          $40 in advance, $50 at the door

                                             Non-Members:                 $50 in advance; $60 at the door

Lunch:                                 Provided but not so good.  You won’t leave hungry!

Registering:                       By email to Events@sfvba.org or by phone to the bar office at (818) 227-0490.


JANUARY:           Bankruptcy and Disasters with Judge Saltzman and a panel of attorneys.

FEBRUARY: 90      10 CA Bankruptcy Cases which Changed the Practice of Law for Bankruptcy Attorneys with Judge Mund and a panel of attorneys.

MARCH:               Judge Russell and Scott Bovitz on Section 523.


Steven R. Fox

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