MTC Financial, Inc. v. Nationstar Mortgage

(California Court of Appeal) – Affirming an order denying the plaintiff’s claim to surplus funds deposited with the court by the defendant after a trustee’s nonjudicial foreclosure sale of real property on which two deeds of trust were filed for recording simultaneously and indexed sequentially because it was not an error to determine that the deed indexed first had priority.

Communities for a Better Environment v. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission

(California Court of Appeal) – Reversing a trial court’s decision to sustain demurrers to the complaint of an activist organization bringing suit about statutory procedures relating to Energy Commission findings, which the trial court had held to be unripe for litigation, but the appellate division held did not amount to seeking a purely advisory opinion.

In Re: Tempnology, LLC

(United States First Circuit) – Affirming a bankruptcy court decision that the rejection of an executory contract left the plaintiff with only a pre-petition damages claim in lieu of any obligation by the debtor to further perform under a trademark license agreement.