Justices To Hear Bankruptcy Case Challenging Stern's Scope

Law360, New York (June 24, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear a case surrounding an insurance agency's bankruptcy that could alter the scope of a bankruptcy judge's authority to rule on so-called core proceedings under Stern v. Marshall.

The petition challenges a December ruling by the Ninth Circuit — In re: Bellingham Insurance Agency — that applied the high court’s 2011 Stern ruling to determine that only an Article III court like a district court, and not a bankruptcy court, can render a binding judgment in a...
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