En Banc Hearing Tuesday in Pasadena

It’s not exactly a bankruptcy issue but in the same ballpark.  On Tuesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear argument on the case below en banc, that is it will be 11 judges instead of three.  I have not had a chance to attend an en banc hearing.  The announcement is below.

December 11 10:00 a.m.
Kilgore v. Keybank National Association
Keybank National Association and others appeal the Northern California district court’s order denying Keybank’s motion to compel arbitration.  Plaintiffs are students who obtained student loans from Keybank to pay for training as helicopter pilots.  They seek to represent a putative class, alleging that Keybank engaged in predatory lending practices when it partnered with Silver State, a sham vocational school that offered the training.  Plaintiffs sought injunctive relief against Keybank to prevent collection of their individual student loan debt.  In a separate appeal, plaintiffs appeal the district court’s dismissal for failure to state a claim of their action. Cases 09-16703, 10-15934.