July 14, 2014

The United States Supreme Court decided in Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison that while bankruptcy courts do not have the power to make final decisions on so-called “Stern claims,” they can try or “hear” those disputes and then make a recommendation to the district courts for entry of final judgment. The decision clarified Stern v. Marshall, an earlier Supreme Court case related to Anna Nicole Smith’s attempt to secure half of her deceased husband’s fortune. In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, Shareholder Todd Bartels explains the potential impact on future bankruptcy cases.

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