No. 14-1465.

787 F.3d 173 (2015)

In re JEVIC HOLDING CORP., et al., Debtors. Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors on behalf of the bankruptcy estates of Jevic Holding Corp., et al., v. CIT Group/Business Credit Inc., in its capacity as Agent; Sun Capital Partners, Inc.; Sun Capital Partners IV, LP; Sun Capital Partners Management IV, LLC Casimir Czyzewski; Melvin L. Myers; Jeffrey Oehlers; Arthur E. Perigard and Daniel C. Richards, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Filed May 21, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jack A. Raisner, Esq. (Argued), Rene S. Roupinian, Esq. , Outten & Golden, New York, N.Y., Christopher D. Loizides, Esq. , Loizides, P.A., Wilmington, DE, Attorneys for Appellants.

Domenic E. Pacitti, Esq. , Linda Richenderfer, Esq. , Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, Wilmington, DE, Attorneys for Appellee Debtors.

Robert J. Feinstein, Esq. , Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones, New York, N.Y., James E. O'Neill III, Esq. , Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones, Wilmington, DE, Attorneys for Appellee Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors.

Christopher Landau, Esq. (Argued), James P. Gillespie, Esq. , Jason R. Parish, Esq. , Kirkland & Ellis, Washington, DC, Danielle R. Sassoon, Esq. , Kirkland & Ellis, New York, N.Y., Curtis S. Miller, Esq. , Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, Wilmington, DE, Attorneys for Appellee Sun Capital Partners IV, LP, Sun Capital Partners, Inc., Sun Capital Partners Management IV, LLC.

Tyler P. Brown, Esq. , Shannon E. Daily, Esq. , Hunton & Williams, Richmond, VA, Richard P. Norton, Esq. , Hunton & Williams, New York, N.Y., Attorneys for Appellee CIT Group Business Credit Inc.

Ramona D. Elliott, Esq. , P. Matthew Sutko, Esq. , Wendy L. Cox, Esq. (Argued), United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Attorneys for Amicus Curiae.

Before: HARDIMAN, SCIRICA and BARRY, Circuit Judges.


This appeal raises a novel question of bankruptcy law: may a case arising under Chapter 11 ever be resolved in a "structured dismissal" that deviates from the Bankruptcy Code's priority system? We hold that, in a rare case, it may.



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