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Bankruptcy Bleak House—The Limited Ability of Bankruptcy Courts to Enter Final Judgments

In Stern V. Marshall, ____ U.S ___, 131 S. Ct. 2594 (2011), the Supreme Court held that bankruptcy courts cannot issue final judgments on state law counterclaims even though they are “core proceeding”. Stern V. Marshall is the bankruptcy courts’ equivalent of Dickens’ “Bleak House”. Like in “Bleak House”, by the time the litigation concluded, all the initial participants were dead. Although the litigants are deceased, the case continues to haunt the bankruptcy court system. Stern V. Marshall’s meaning and effects are still being litigated. Indeed, there have ...

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