Ninth Circuit Reaffirms its Holding in In re Bellingham that the Parties May Consent to the Bankruptcy Court’s Jurisdiction over “Stern” Claims

In 2012, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Exec. Benefits Ins. Agency v. Arkison (In re Bellingham Ins. Agency, Inc.), 702 F.3d 553 (9th Cir 2012), that the parties’ consent gives the Bankruptcy Court jurisdiction to enter final judgments regarding “Stern” claims – i.e., claims labeled “core” under 28 USC § 157, but… Continue reading Ninth Circuit Reaffirms its Holding in In re Bellingham that the Parties May Consent to the Bankruptcy Court’s Jurisdiction over “Stern” Claims

Washington, Oregon, and Idaho All Ranked in the Top 20 for States With Fastest Growing Economies

In an article written by Andy Kiersz and Elena Holodny titled “Here’s How All 50 State Economies Are Doing, Ranked From Slowest To Fastest” published on August 4, 2014 in the Business Insider, Washington was ranked 7th, Oregon 11th, and Idaho 17th. Read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/state-economic-growth-rankings-2014-8

Pacific Northwest Chapter 11 Business Reorganization Filings Continue on Downward Trend

Chapter 11 business reorganization filings in the Pacific Northwest continued on a downward trend during the second quarter of 2014, according to statistics published by the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. Filings in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho for the six months that ended June 30, 2014, totaled 86, with 53 of those filings in the Western District of… Continue reading Pacific Northwest Chapter 11 Business Reorganization Filings Continue on Downward Trend