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Bankruptcy Court's Jurisdiction Over Defamation Claims Debated

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Attorneys representing a man who stripped his father of his assets before he died and suppressed or destroyed the trust document pertaining to his father's estate, and attorneys for the wife of the deceased, who had filed bankruptcy, presented their respective positions...

Split High Court: Bankruptcy Courts Lack Constitutional Authority On Compulsory Counterclaims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A divided U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 affirmed a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that a bankruptcy court lacks the constitutional authority to enter final judgment on compulsory counterclaims to proofs of claim in bankruptcy proceedings ( Howard K. Stern...