Supreme Court’s Certiorari

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

The Supreme Court has granted certiorari on six bankruptcy issues, some of which directly arise from consumer cases, and all of which will have impact on consumer cases. In Wellness Int’l Network, Ltd. V. Sharif, No. 13-935, 134 S.Ct. 2901, the Court granted certiorari on July 1, 2014, on two issues: (1) whether the presence of a subsidiary state law property issue in a § 541 action deprives the bankruptcy court of constitutional authority to enter final judgment; and (2) whether Article III permits a bankruptcy court . . .

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