Gretter v. Gretter Autoland, Inc., No. 16-3490 (8th Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
A case becomes moot when the court can no longer grant any effectual relief to a prevailing party due to a change in circumstances. The Eighth Circuit dismissed as moot James Gretter's appeal of the district court's dismissal of his appeal from a bankruptcy court decision denying debtors' motion to assume and assign certain car-dealership agreements. The court held that the case was moot in the ordinary sense because no court, in reversing the bankruptcy court's order denying the motions to assume and assign, would order the sale of Edwards Auto Plaza to proceed.