Related-To Jurisdiction

The power of a bankruptcy court to hear and determine a matter even though a substantive right provided by the Bankruptcy Code is not invoked as part of that matter. Power over a proceeding which by its nature could be tried in a non-bankruptcy court. Bankruptcy courts are often said to have “related-to jurisdiction” over any matter that is likely to affect the amount of property available for distribution to creditors of the bankruptcy estate, a jurisdictional standard that can be read very broadly – and which some critics charge is sometimes read too broadly.

28 U.S.C. Section 157(c)(1). See also Non-Core Proceedings, Core Proceedings, Jurisdiction.

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