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Denial of a Claim Doesn’t Divest the Bankruptcy Court of Final Adjudicatory Power

More important law from Madoff: Filing a claim waives the right to a jury trial in district court even if the claim is denied or withdrawn, district judge rules.

Supreme Court Finds No Appointment Clause Violation in Puerto Rico’s Oversight Board

The Supreme Court reversed the First Circuit, which had held that the Oversight Board violated the Appointments Clause because the members were not appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
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Supreme Court Ducks Equitable Mootness and Third-Party Releases

The case from the Third Circuit was not a good vehicle for granting certiorari on either issue, even though there is a circuit split on nonconsensual, third-party releases.
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Suit by Foreign Liquidators Was Remanded to State Court

Delaware district judge permits remand when the suit was subject to mandatory abstention.
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Ninth Circuit Creates a Legal Fiction to Uphold Recovery of an Unauthorized Transfer

Ninth Circuit assumed that transferred property must remain property of the estate after conversion from ‘13’ to ‘7’ before the chapter 7 trustee can avoid an unauthorized transfer under Section 549.
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