(6th Cir. B.A.P. Sep. 15, 2014)
The Sixth Circuit B.A.P. affirms the bankruptcy court’s denial of a motion for relief from judgment. The movants were shareholders of the debtor corporation, which had asserted malpractice claims against the debtor’s bankruptcy attorneys. Those claims had been dismissed based on the movants’ lack of standing. One year later, the movants filed the motion for relief from that judgment, asserting new evidence of a conflict of interest in support of the motion. The court finds that the movant’s lack of standing is still dispositive, even if new evidence had surfaced, because the movant failed to appeal the earlier judgment. Opinion below.