Badami v. Sears, No. 11-6065 (8th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Robert A. Sears appealed from a bankruptcy court order finding that the bankruptcy estate of AFY was contractually and equitably entitled to receive the cash value of a life insurance policy, owned by Sears and paid for by AFY, to reimburse AFY for policy premiums paid. The court held that the bankruptcy court possessed the jurisdiction and constitutional authority to enter final judgment and AFY was not contractually or equitably entitled to the cash value of the policy. Accordingly, the decision of the bankruptcy court was reversed.