Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Danielle Spinelli , Washington, DC, for petitioner.
Zachary D. Tripp , for the United States as amicus curiae, by special leave of the Court, in support of the petitioner.
Douglas Hallward-Driemeier , Washington, DC, for respondent.
Robert J. Keach , Lindsay Z. Milne , Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, Portland, ME, Danielle Spinelli , Craig Goldblatt , Joel Millar , James Barton , Wilmer Cutler Pickering , Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, DC, for petitioner.
James Wilton , Patricia Chen , Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston, MA, Lee Harrington , George Skelly , Nixon Peabody, LLP, Boston, MA, Daniel W. Sklar , Nixon Peabody, LLP, Manchester, NH, Douglas Hallward-Driemeier , Jonathan Ference-Burke , Ropes & Gray LLP, Washington, DC, Gregg Galardi , Ropes & Gray LLP, New York, NY, Christopher M. Desiderio , Nixon Peabody, LLP, New York, NY, for respondent.
Justice KAGAN delivered the opinion of the Court.
Section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code enables a debtor to "reject any executory contract"—meaning a contract that neither party has finished performing. 11 U.S.C. § 365(a). The section further provides that a debtor's rejection of a contract under that authority "constitutes a breach of...
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