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Delta Bankruptcy Judge Takes Medical Leave

Law360 (January 9, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The judge overseeing bankruptcy proceedings for Delta Air Lines Inc. is taking a medical leave of absence, with representatives of the number-three carrier saying the development would not delay the case.

Judge Prudence Carter Beatty is taking a two-month leave, with the case now reassigned to Judge Adlai Hardin, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Delta filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2005.

The judge’s absence is an unexpected boon to the pilot’s union, which had filed...
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