By Phil Lamos, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee Lauren A. Helbling (Cleveland, OH)
Regardless of the merits of an appeal, an appeal must be timely filed to have even a chance at succeeding. 28 USC 158(a) states what can be appealed: “final” orders entered in “proceedings.” Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 8002(a) states that an appeal must be filed within 14 days of the date of the entry of the order being appealed. In order to determine if the 14 day window for appealing an order has started it must first be . . .
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