9th Circ. Upholds Strict Deadline For Bankruptcy Filings

Law360, Los Angeles (July 2, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure don’t allow a bankruptcy court to retroactively extend a deadline for filing nondischargeability complaints, affirming the finding of a district court in a dispute over creditors’ late filings resulting from computer troubles.

Amina Anwar and David C. McClanahan, former employees of the now-bankrupt Xperex Corp., filed nondischargeability complaints against Xperex founders D. Lee Johnson and David Vergeyle in 2010, after Johnson and Vergeyle filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy under Chapter 7. The...
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