Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction — Cut To The Core

Law360, New York (August 9, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT) -- It’s not often (if ever) that one can logically connect Playboy Magazine with bankruptcy court jurisdiction, but years after her passing, a former Playmate of the Year (1993) did just that. The U.S. Supreme Court, in Stern v. Marshall, No. 10-179, 564 U.S. __ (June 23, 2011), ruled (in a 5-4 vote) that a bankruptcy court judge did not have the constitutional authority to enter a final judgment on a counterclaim that was insufficiently related to the underlying proof of claim filed in the debtor’s bankruptcy...
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