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Tech. Lending Ptnrs. LLC v. San Patricio Cty. Cmty. Action Agency, 08-40517

District court's dismissal of creditors' appeal of a bankruptcy court's approval of a settlement order is reversed where the district court improperly applied the doctrine of equitable mootness because the relief requested would not affect the success of the plan or the rights of parties not before the court.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/14/2009
  • Published 07/14/2009

Judges

  • LESLIE H. SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judge:, Before JOLLY, PRADO and SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Frederick J. McCutchon (argued), Peter E. Avots (argued), Wood, Boykin & Wolter, Jordan Anderson, George Denwel Barre (argued), Anderson, Lehrman, Barre & Maraist, Corpus Christi, TX, for Appellants., Michael B. Schmidt (argued), Law Offices of Michael B. Schmidt, Corpus Christi, TX, for San Patricio Cty. Community Action Agency and Schmidt., Abigail Rushing, Austin, TX, for Texas Atty. Gen., Gershon Dean Cohen, Law Offices of Gershon D. Cohen, San Antonio, TX, for Irving and Mayra Rondon, Paiz, Pino, Navarrette and P&N Auto Sales., Ronald A. Simank, Schauer & Simank, Corpus Christi, TX, for Simpson, Trevino, Cruz, Vargas and Hill.