In Re Carlos Ernesto Anzoategui Debtor.carlos Ernesto Anzoategui, Appellant, v. Riggs National Bank, Appellee, 945 F.2d 398 (4th Cir. 1991)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 945 F.2d 398 (4th Cir. 1991) Submitted June 26, 1991. Decided Sept. 26, 1991

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. Alexander Harvey, II, Senior District Judge. (CA-90-2703-H)

Carlos Ernesto Anzoategui, appellant pro se.

Roderick H. Angus, Graham C. Huston, Huston & Angus, Arlington, Va., for appellee.

D. Md.


Before WIDENER, PHILLIPS and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges.



Carlos Anzoategui appeals the district court order reversing the bankruptcy court's order that Riggs return to him previously garnished wages; the district court ordered Riggs to pay the money into the court registry pending the bankruptcy court's determination of who is entitled to the money. The bankruptcy court has since held a trial on the merits and found that Riggs, not Anzoategui, is entitled to the money. The order of the district court no longer has force or effect and this appeal is moot.

Accordingly, we grant Riggs's motion to dismiss this appeal for want of jurisdiction. We do not decide and express no opinion on, whether or not the debt in question is dischargeable. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.