Law Firms Want Coudert Claims Out Of Bankruptcy Court

Law360, New York (August 25, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT) -- A group of 10 law firms said Wednesday that a bankruptcy court was not the proper venue for the plan administrator of defunct law firm Coudert Brothers LLP to seek future earnings from former Coudert partners completing the firm's unfinished business.

According to a motion to withdraw the reference to the bankruptcy court filed in Manhattan, the law firms said that after the U.S. Supreme Court's June decision in Stern v. Marshall, bankruptcy courts are barred from ruling on questions of state law if those questions...
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