Ninth Circuit Extends “Barton” Doctrine to Bar Suit Against Creditors’ Committee Members Without Authorization from the Bankruptcy Court

In Blixseth v. Brown (In re Yellowstone Mountain Club), 841 F.3d 1090 (9th Cir 2016), the Ninth Circuit extended the Supreme Court’s holding in Barton v. Barbour, 104 U.S. 126 (1881), requiring a plaintiff to first obtain the bankruptcy court’s permission before suing a court appointed officer in another court, to apply to suits against the members… Continue reading Ninth Circuit Extends “Barton” Doctrine to Bar Suit Against Creditors’ Committee Members Without Authorization from the Bankruptcy Court