Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Webnar on USSC's Marshall Decision

I received an unsolicited email drawing my attention to a one-hour online seminar that will explore the ramifications of the Marshall v. Marshall decision issued in May, 2006, by the U.S. Supreme Court. The webcast seminar -- a "webnar" -- will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2007, from 10-11 am E.D.T.

I had discussed that case -- which redefined the federal "
probate exception" -- last week. See: PA EE&F Law Blog, "Future View: Fiduciaries in Federal Court" (07/05/07).

The links provided about the webnar appear to offer it free by the Washington Legal Foundation, but I cannot promise that (please send me an email message if you discover differently). I note WLF's past promotion of such presentations:

WLF’s Web Seminar Series presents viewers with live webcast analysis and commentary by noted legal experts on timely developments in law and public policy. The video and audio of these hour-long presentations will also be conveniently archived and available on WLF’s website, www.wlf.org.
The message indicated that one can view the webcast online at its scheduled time, or access the video or audio afterwards.
Horace Cooper, writer and legal commentator, will be participating in a Web Seminar Series hosted by the Washington Legal Foundation discussing “The Ongoing Saga of Marshall v. Marshall: Beyond the Anna Nicole Headlines, Critical Legal Issues Lurk in Federal Court.”

The seminar can be viewed by live webcast on Thursday, July 12 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST [EDT?] at www.wlf.org. * * *

Below are some highlights of the presentation:
  • Discussion of the case’s path and its current posture before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • Marshall v. Marshall implications for federal/state parallel litigation, especially in cases involving bankruptcy and probate.
  • The key issues before the appeals court, including claim and issue preclusion and “core proceeding” determination.
  • Impact of case and the U.S. Supreme Court Marshall opinion on future estate planning probating of wills and trusts.
Horace Cooper is a legal commentator, who was previously involved in the Centre for New Black Leadership. Also involved will be Craig Goldblatt, a partner at WilmerHale LLP, of Washington, D.C.

A web page found here lists this online seminar & provides further information.