No. 91-15638.

971 F.2d 327 (1992)

In re David Lee CARRAHER and Phyllis Diane Carraher, Debtors. David L. CARRAHER; Phyllis D. Carraher, and Ronald C. Lapekas, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. MORGAN ELECTRONICS, INC., et al., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided July 28, 1992.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ronald C. Lapekas, Pasadena, Cal., for plaintiffs-appellants.

John H. MacConaghy, Koller & MacConaghy, Emeryville, Cal., for defendant-appellee.

Before: BOOCHEVER, REINHARDT and KOZINSKI, Circuit Judges.


The bankruptcy court dismissed the Carrahers' bankruptcy case, but retained jurisdiction over the Carrahers' related fraud case against defendants. The court ruled that res judicata barred the fraud claims.1 The district court affirmed.

The questions on appeal are three: (1) Does dismissal of the underlying bankruptcy case automatically divest the bankruptcy court of jurisdiction over related cases, such as the Carrahers...

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