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What Can Bankruptcy Courts Decide After Wellness International?

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CLLA Exclusive Webinar on the Wellness International Network Ltd. v. Sharif decision.

Overview:

Stern v. Marshall shook the bankruptcy world by holding that bankruptcy courts could not constitutionally exercise all of the authority granted to them by statute. However, the Stern decision left open as many issues as it decided. Four years and two more Supreme Court decisions later, the contours of the bankruptcy court’s authority have become clearer. This webinar will examine how Stern v. Marshall challenged Congress’s grant of authority to the bankruptcy courts and how the decisions in Executive Benefits Insurance Agency and Wellness International have defined the issues that can be heard and decided by the bankruptcy court and which must be submitted to the district court for de novo review. The webinar will also examine the role of consent, including how that consent must be manifested.

Speakers:
  • Hon. Samuel L. Bufford, retired Bankruptcy Judge and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Penn State University, University Park, PA
  • Prof. Ken Klee, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ronald Peterson, Jenner & Block, LLP, Chicago, IL
  • Stephen W. Sather, Barron & Newburger, P.C., Austin, TX (moderator)

Originally Presented Live on: July 8, 2015

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