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Jul 13, 2017

Corey Weber to Speak in Panel at Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference

Corey Weber will be a panelist on “Judicial Estoppel and Bankruptcy Cases: Inconsistent Positions, Judicial Integrity, and Unfair Advantage” at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference on July 18, 2017 in San Francisco, California.  Other panelists include the Honorable Scott C. Clarkson, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Misty Perry Isaacson, Robert Marticello, Thomas Phinney and M. Jonathan Hayes.  Corey is a Central District of California Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.  

The Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference is authorized by law “for the purpose of considering the business of the courts and advising means of improving the administration of justice within the circuit.”  28 U.S.C. § 333.  The conference provides an exceptional educational program and facilitates circuit governance through more than 30 business meetings.  Attendees include judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts of the Ninth Circuit, along with lawyers practicing in these courts, court staff and special guests.  For space and security reasons, attendance is by invitation.

The panel will lead a lively discussion of the use of the doctrine of judicial estoppel arising out of bankruptcy cases, usually because a debtor omits (or under discloses) claims or other assets in their bankruptcy schedules or other papers.  The panel will explore the bankruptcy court and state court contexts in which the judicial estoppel doctrine arises and how the Ninth Circuit and other courts have applied the doctrine.

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