(7th Cir. Mar. 13, 2017)
The Seventh Circuit affirms the district court’s dismissal of the appeal. The debtor failed to appeal the bankruptcy court’s order within the 14-day period set forth in Bankruptcy Rule 8002(a)(1). The court discusses authority holding that courts do not have equitable powers to contradict bankruptcy statutes and rules. Opinion below.
Attorney for Debtor: Randy Joseph Netzer
Attorney for Appellee: Sean Michael Murphy
Author: Matt Lindblom