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Split Ninth Circuit Permits Extending a Statutory Deadline After It Expires

Majority on Ninth Circuit panel believe that having previously extended a deadline allowed the invocation of “excusable neglect” to extend the deadline again after it expired.
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Lack of Familiarity with PACER Is No Excuse for a Late Filing

Filing with PACER should be left to the experts, by which we mean paralegals.
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Third Circuit Endorses an Alternative to Section 524(g) Trusts for Asbestos Cases

Appeals court says that using a trust for future asbestos claims rather than a bar order would be cheaper and avoid unnecessary litigation.
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In Chapters 7 and 13, ‘Excusable Neglect’ Won’t Always Justify Filing a Late Claim

A creditor without knowledge of bankruptcy isn’t always entitled to file a late claim in chapters 7, 12, and 13, Judge Harner says.
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