As reported in the Supreme Court Blog, only one bankruptcy case is awaiting a ruling by the US Supreme Court before the term ends in about 3 weeks. In case no. 05-128, Howard Delivery v. Zurich American Insurance, the issue is whether a claim for workmen’s compensation insurance is a priority claim Section 507(a)(4) of the Bankruptcy Code as a “contribution to an employee benefit plan arising from services rendered,” as held by the 4th and 9th circuits, or is such a claim not entitled to statutory priority, as held by the 6th, 8th and 10th circuits.
You can read the Fourth Circuit’s opinion here.