Another Court Weighs In On Stern V. Marshall

Law360, New York (March 20, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT) -- Adding yet another ripple to the impact of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Stern v. Marshall, 564 U.S. ___, 131 S. Ct. 2594 (2011), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has addressed an oft-overlooked wrinkle: whether Stern precludes magistrate judges from issuing final judgments in cases involving state law counterclaims. Technical Automation Services Corp. v. Liberty Surplus Ins. Corp., --- F.3d ---, No. 10-20640 (5th Cir. March 5, 2012).

Technical Automation involved a lawsuit brought by an insured against a...
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