Bankruptcy Jurisdiction — Beyond Section 1334

Law360, New York (June 22, 2011, 4:22 PM EDT) -- Bankruptcy jurisdiction in the federal courts is expressly vested and defined by statute, and is limited in the first instance to the types of proceedings set forth in 28 U.S.C. § 1334: (1) “cases under title 11,” (2) “proceedings arising under title 11,” (3) “proceedings ... arising in ... cases under title 11,” and (4) “proceedings ... related to cases under title 11.” When a debtor is trying to reorganize, that jurisdiction is broad, funneling matters affecting the debtor into a single forum in order to...
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