Fourth Circuit: Bankruptcy Courts Aren’t Bound by Article III’s Case or Controversy Requirements

The Fourth Circuit says that bankruptcy courts have broader jurisdiction than other federal courts and that some of their decisions are unreviewable by Article III courts.

Chapter 7 Debtors Have No Appellate Standing to Challenge a Short Sale, Circuit Says

Ninth Circuit doesn’t allow debtors to appeal when a trustee sells their home out from underneath them in a short sale.

Fourth Circuit: State Law Claims for Discharge Violations Are Not Preempted

The Fourth Circuit declined to follow the First and Sixth Circuits on preemption of automatic stay violations by expanding the ban to redress for discharge violations.

State Law Requiring Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies Won’t Divest Jurisdiction

Neither a contract nor state law requiring exhaustion of administrative remedies can divest the bankruptcy court of ‘core’ jurisdiction, even after plan confirmation.

Fifth Circuit Adheres to ‘Person Aggrieved’ for Appellate Standing in Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy courts can have subject matter jurisdiction to approve settlements between nondebtors.

Another Article III Judge Won’t Let Bankruptcy Stop Suits Against Nondebtors

The same day the Supreme Court decided to hear Purdue, a district judge on Long Island, N.Y., sent dozens of long-stayed sexual abuse cases back to state court where the debtor is not a named defendant.

Unlike Yesterday’s Story, a Two-Nondebtor Lawsuit Didn’t Have ‘Related To’ Jurisdiction

Unlike the case we reported on yesterday, there was no ‘related to’ jurisdiction because the outcome of a suit between two nondebtors wouldn’t have a direct effect on the bankrupt estate.

A Suit Between Two Nondebtors Might Have ‘Related To’ Jurisdiction

There could be ‘related to’ jurisdiction if a lawsuit between nondebtors might reduce claims against the bankrupt estate.