Insurers Fall Short in Congoleum Appeal

Law360, New York (October 5, 2009, 3:27 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to certify an appeal brought by a consortium of insurers involved in flooring company Congoleum Corp.'s bankruptcy case, hoping to keep the proceedings moving after years of setbacks and delays.

U.S. District Judge Joel Pisano on Friday shot down the request for an interlocutory appeal of an Aug. 17 order, citing the need for judicial economy and the desire to avoid repetitive appeals and piecemeal litigation.

“Granting the insurers’ motion for certification for interlocutory review and for a stay of the...
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