KHALIGH V HADAEGH

Filing 920071107

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FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT In Re: SHAHZAD KHALIGH, Debtor. SHAHZAD KHALIGH, Appellant, v. FRED HADAEGH, Appellee. No. 06-55361 BAP No. CC-05-01148-KPaB ORDER Appeal from the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Klein, Pappas, and Brandt, Bankruptcy Judges, Presiding Submitted October 15, 2007* Pasadena, California Filed November 8, 2007 Before: Ferdinand F. Fernandez and Kim McLane Wardlaw, Circuit Judges, and Raner C. Collins,** District Judge. COUNSEL Simon J. Dunstan, Hughes & Dunstan, LLP, Woodland Hills, California, for the appellant. *The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2). **The Honorable Raner C. Collins, United States District Judge for the District of Arizona, sitting by designation. 14673 14674 IN RE: KHALIGH Paul A. Beck, Law Offices of Paul A. Beck, Sherman Oaks, California, for the appellee. ORDER Shahzad Khaligh appeals the decision of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, which affirmed the bankruptcy court's determination that Fred Hadaegh's award of damages obtained against her was not dischargeable. See 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(6). She argues that mutual collateral estoppel is not available in California when the prior determination was made in a confirmed arbitration award decision. We disagree and, therefore, affirm for the reasons cogently set forth in the majority opinion of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. See Khaligh v. Hadaegh (In re Khaligh), 338 B.R. 817 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2006). AFFIRMED. PRINTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE--U.S. COURTS BY THOMSON/WEST--SAN FRANCISCO The summary, which does not constitute a part of the opinion of the court, is copyrighted 2007 Thomson/West.

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