Attys Anxious For Clarity On Stern May Be In For Long Wait

Law360, Chicago (April 11, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT) -- A recent petition to the U.S. Supreme Court could help alleviate widespread confusion about the scope of a bankruptcy judge's authority in the wake of Stern v. Marshall, experts say, but it may not be the ideal case to revisit the landmark decision.

The high court's ostensibly narrow 2011 Stern ruling has, in practice, called into question bankruptcy judges' authority to rule on a wide range of so-called "core" proceedings which they handled routinely prior to Stern. The response in many cases has been to allow...
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