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Reading Stern Narrowly, Delaware Judge to Issue Final Order in Fraudulent Transfer Suit

Judge Sontchi declines to rule that 28 U.S.C. § 157 is unconstitutional by denominating fraudulent transfer suits as ‘core’ proceedings.
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Adversary Proceeding to Enjoin FERC Remains in Bankruptcy Court

District judge won’t withdraw the reference when PG&E rejects power purchase agreements.

First Circuit Cans the Puerto Rico Oversight Board as Unconstitutionally Appointed

The appeals court is attempting to avoid chaos despite ruling that the appointment of Puerto Rico Oversight Board members violated the Appointments Clause of the Constitution.
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An Objection to Third-Party Releases Must Be Raised in Bankruptcy Court

A non-objecting creditor is bound by a third-party release even if the release may have been improper.

Seventh Circuit Makes Stays Pending Appeal Automatic in Mortgage Foreclosures

The Seventh Circuit’s opinion interpreting the amendment to Rule 62 is nonprecedential and prompted a dissent, and it may apply only in some states.
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