Iida v. Kitahara (In re Iida)

Ruling: 
Japanese bankruptcy trustee in foreign main proceeding not required to obtain an order before proceeding against debtor's property in the United States.
Procedural posture: 
Appellant debtor sought review of a grant of summary judgment entered by the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii, which ruled that the appellee, the foreign bankruptcy trustee (foreign representative) for debtor's estate in Japan, was not required to obtain an order from a United States court before exercising control over property in the United States owned by the debtor, under chapter 15.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 26,2007, LexisNexis #1207-025