City of Chicago v. Fulton Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in City of Chicago v. Fulton, concerning how impoundment interacts with bankruptcy procedure. The case arose from… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in City of Chicago v. Fulton, concerning how impoundment interacts with bankruptcy procedure. The case arose from four consolidated cases that began when the city of Chicago impounded a car for non-payment of various fines and fees, many related to traffic and parking violations. The owners of four cars involved in this case filed for bankruptcy and sought to have the city return their vehicles. All filed for bankruptcy protection before the city was able to sell the vehicles, which meant that the petitioners still owned their vehicles even though the city possessed their cars.

On January 14, 2021, the Court in an 8-0 decision vacated and remanded the case, ruling that creditors do not violate the Bankruptcy Code’s automatic stay if they passively retain a debtor’s property after the debtor files for bankruptcy protection. close

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City of Chicago v. Fulton Oral Argument

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Program ID:
470327-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 13, 2020 | 11:04am EDT | C-SPAN.org

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