A bankruptcy court may retroactively annul the automatic stay so as to validate actions taken before the order annulling the stay. This remains true even after Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico v. Acevedo Feliciano (2020) 140 S. Ct. 696, which held that a federal district court could not retroactively remand a case to state court to validate state court orders entered after removal and before remand.  28 USC 1446(d) expressly removes jurisdiction from the state court from the filing of a removal notice until entry of the remand order.  By contrast, 11 USC 362(d) expressly allows the bankruptcy court to annul the automatic stay.  In deciding whether to annul the stay retroactively, the bankruptcy court considers whether the creditor knew of the bankruptcy petition before taking the action sought to be validated and whether validating that action would prejudice the bankrupt. Here, the bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion.  Plaintiff in a wrongful death suit was unaware of the bankruptcy petition, and promptly moved for relief once made aware of it.  Also, denial of relief would cause the creditor’s suit to be barred by the statute of limitations.