Writ of Certiorari, Dawes v. United States

August 17, 2011
This petition for a writ of certiorari, filed by Dechert on behalf of Donald W. Dawes and Phyllis C. Dawes, asks the Court to grant certiorari to resolve a conflict among the courts of appeals as to whether section 1222(a)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code authorizes the bankruptcy court, in a Chapter 12 case, to treat as a dischargeable non-priority claim a federal tax debt arising out of the debtor’s post-petition sale of a farm asset. In addition to G. Eric Brunstad, Jr., counsel of record, Collin O’Connor Udell and Matthew J. Delude were on the brief.