December 09, 2021

In this article , Jenner & Block Partner Richard Levin and Brooklyn Law School student Derek Knight explore the US Supreme Court’s limitation of the use of nunc pro tunc orders in Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico v. Acevedo Feliciano. The article explains the importance of the semantic differences among nunc pro tunc orders, annulment, and retroactive relief. “Failure to delineate the terms carefully threatens the essential equitable powers of the bankruptcy court, such as the power to annul the automatic stay,” the authors observe.