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Bankruptcy Court Still Has Power to Enter Final Judgments by Default after Wellness

Failure to respond to a well-pleaded complaint implies consent for the bankruptcy court to enter final judgment in an avoidance action, Judge Glenn rules.

Bankruptcy Court Had ‘Core’ Jurisdiction over Third-Party Dispute, Third Circuit Says

The bankruptcy court had ‘core’ jurisdiction over a dispute between two nondebtor third parties because the litigation involved the interpretation of a financing order.
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U.S. Receivership Court Had No Jurisdiction over Foreign Liquidators

District judge decides that he lacked jurisdiction to enforce a cross-border protocol against foreign liquidators.

Reservation of Rights Won’t Prevent Waiver of Right to Jury Trial

The general rule in Langenkamp calling for the waiver of Seventh Amendment rights prevails over the unique facts of a case.

A Pennsylvania Gambling License Isn’t ‘Property’ Recoverable as a Fraudulent Transfer

Sovereign immunity required dismissal of a suit to recover the value of a gambling license because the suit wasn’t an ancillary exercise of the bankruptcy court’s in rem jurisdiction over a res.

Divided Fifth Circuit Again Permits Third-Party Injunctions in Stanford Receivership

Fifth Circuit should decide en banc whether nondebtor releases are permissible in receiverships but not in bankruptcy cases.
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