Harrisburg Bankruptcy Appeal Came Too Late: Judge

Law360, New York (February 2, 2012, 1:50 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday said the city council of Harrisburg's attempt to declare bankruptcy on behalf of the beleaguered state capital could not go forward because its appeal of the bankruptcy court's dismissal had come too late.

U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo said the city council, which tried to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy over the objection of city officials including mayor Linda Thompson, had filed its appeal Dec. 10, three days past the Dec. 7 deadline, and had no justifiable excuse for doing...
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