This article is the sixth in a multipart series that provides an overview of how courts across the nation are interpreting Stern v. Marshall, 131 S. Ct. 2594 (2011). Read Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.
This fifth part in the series is a synthesis and discussion of the cases that have meaningfully discussed Stern from October 16, 2012, through January 15, 2013 (which is referred to as “this period”). However, the Sixth Circuit’s decision in Machine & Fabrication, LLC v. Stone (In re Waldman) was discussed in Part IV, and that analysis will not be repeated in this article. To avoid redundancy, this article includes citations to Parts I–IV of this article series, and it refers to a chart that catalogues all cases that have meaningfully discussed Stern in this period.