Atty Delays Sink Revival Bid In 2nd Circ. Flood Coverage Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 10, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Friday refused to allow JDJ Marine Inc. to reinstate its appeal of a dispute with RLI Insurance Co. after being granted two extensions after Superstorm Sandy and twice warned about its delinquent filing, citing its lawyer's “persistent indifference to the court's scheduling orders.”

In a nine-page decision, a three-judge federal appellate panel ruled that the reasons given by John F. Karpousis, JDJ Marine's counsel, for a second time extension, namely his busy trial and mediation schedule, were insufficient for the court to...
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