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