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April 25, 2010

Circuit Court of Appeals Cases from Last Week

7th Circuit Court of Appeals, April 15, 2010
In the Matter of Altheimer & Gray, --- F.3d ---, 2010 WL ----------------- (7th Cir 2010)(In a law firm chapter 11, partner's claim not paid as the reorganization plan subordinated partners' claim to those of other creditors, and here, petitioner is a non-unit partner under the plan)

8th Circuit Court of Appeals, April 13, 2010
Bremer Bank, N.A. v. John Hancock Life Ins. Co., --- F.3d ---, 2010 WL ----------------- (8th Cir 2010)(plaintiff's equity in an aircraft and lease was not improperly extinguished by a bank, acting on defendant's instructions, where: 1) the bank properly informed plaintiff that the lease of the aircraft was in default, as required by the lease agreement; 2) given the lease's expansive language, it was reasonable to consider as a remedy the 11 U.S.C. section 1110(b) stipulations requiring the airline to maintain the aircraft and to make monthly payments despite the bankruptcy stay)

9th Circuit Court of Appeals, April 13, 2010
In re Sabban, --- F.3d ---, 2010 WL ----------------- (9th Cir 2010)(monetary award under California's unlicensed contractor statute, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code section 7031(b), was dischargeable, since under section 523(a)(2)(A) it was not premised on either fraud or actual harm)

Thanks to Findlaw.com. 

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