Stern Doesn't Bar Bankruptcy Court From Hearing Claims: Judge

Law360, New York (March 9, 2012, 5:54 PM EST) -- A bankruptcy court may rule on common law claims if the parties involved consent, a California federal judge said Thursday, citing the U.S. Supreme Court's Stern v. Marshall decision and ruling for Death Row Records Inc.'s Chapter 11 trustee in a contract row.

U.S. District Judge John F. Walter denied a bid by Koch Entertainment LP, the rap label’s former North American music distributor, to send trustee R. Todd Neilson’s adversary case to district court. Koch had claimed that the Stern ruling barred a bankruptcy court...
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