Rooker-Feldman in the Third Circuit and Philadelphia Entertainment

Rooker-Feldman in the Third Circuit and Philadelphia Entertainment
Monique Bair DiSabatino and Adam Isenberg
May 2018
ABI Journal

Monique Bair DiSabatino and Adam Isenberg, members of the Firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice, authored this article in the May 2018 edition of the ABI Journal. The article discusses a recent precedential Third Circuit decision relating to the Rooker-Feldman doctrine - In re Philadelphia Entertainment & Development Parties, LP, Case No. 17-1954 (3d Cir. Jan. 11, 2018) - where the Third Circuit overruled bankruptcy and district court decisions, finding that such courts lacked jurisdiction over a fraudulent conveyance action pursued by the debtor to recover certain funds after the debtor previously sought to recover such funds in a pre-petition state court action and lost.

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