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By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Dismissal of Case - Debtor’s attorney’s failure to file timely appeal of dismissal was not excusable neglect. Affirming, the First Circuit held that the bankruptcy court had wide discretion and there was no abuse in denial of the debtor’s motion for extension of time to appeal. The debtor failed to establish excusable neglect by her attorney’s failure to file a timely notice of appeal, and there was “no error in the bankruptcy court’s rational determination that counsel’s carelessness [in missing . . .

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