Nilsen v. Neilson (In re Cedar Funding Inc.)

Ruling: 
Chapter 11 trustee not liable for allegedly defamatory statements regarding debtor's president.
Procedural posture: 
Appellant, the president of a company that declared chapter 11 bankruptcy, filed an action in Monterey County Superior Court (California), claiming that appellee, a trustee who was appointed to administer the company's bankruptcy estate, made defamatory statements. The trustee removed the case to the bankruptcy court for the Northern District of California, and that court dismissed the founder's claims. The president appealed.
Issue: 
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on November 16,2009, LexisNexis #0110-026