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District Court Finds Constitutional Power to Grant Releases in Confirmation Orders

Delaware district judge rules that the bankruptcy court has final adjudicatory power to include third-party releases in confirmation orders.
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Insurance Proceeds Are Estate Property, Sometimes

Claims exceeding policy limits convert insurance proceeds into estate property, Fifth Circuit holds.
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Bankruptcy Court Still Has Jurisdiction Seven Years After Confirmation

Venue in the bankruptcy court is ok for suits brought under a liquidating plan.

First Circuit Gives Puerto Rico Bondholders a Second Bite at the Apple

Puerto Rico’s toll road bonds don’t have statutory liens, circuit court rules.
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Retention of Jurisdiction Beats Out an Arbitration Agreement, Third Circuit Says

Court retains adjudicatory power unless the arbitration agreement applies to all disputes.
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Delaware’s Judge Sontchi Writes a Seminal Opinion on Sovereign Immunity

A bankruptcy court’s in rem jurisdiction overrides a claim of sovereign immunity.
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Two Courts Seemingly Differ on the Nature of Puerto Rico’s PROMESA Proceedings

Bondholders won a skirmish but may still lose the war with Puerto Rico.

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