Lawyers React To Justices' Ruling On Bankruptcy Court Power


On Tuesday, the Supreme Court overturned a Seventh Circuit decision and held that bankruptcy courts have the authority to make final decisions on certain legal claims that help liquidate a debtor or adjudicate a bankruptcy proceeding.

Dennis Nolan discusses why the decision in Wellness International Network Ltd. v. Sharif is significant.

“The decision is not ground-breaking, but it provides a little more clarity to bankruptcy judges in what has been a murky area over the past few years, and gives these judges back some autonomy. Allowing bankruptcy courts to confirm up front that a party voluntarily consents to the court’s jurisdiction to hear this type of claim can help avoid needless, protracted litigation, and pays heed to an over-arching bankruptcy principle – efficient administration of a debtor’s estate.”

Related People

Insurance Recovery Attorney | Anderson Kill P.C.
Dennis J. Nolan
New York

Related Practice Areas