150-day bar from refiling upheld despite condominium’s appeal

In Edwards v Wexford Parkhomes Condo. Assn (In re Edwards), Ms. Edwards’ second bankruptcy case was dismissed and the court entered an order barring her from filing another case for 150 days from the dismissal.  Although Ms. Edwards initially appealed the dismissal, she dropped her appeal.  The association cross-appealed on the basis that the bar should have been longer than 150 days.

The district court held that the bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion in imposing a 150 day bar.  The length was within the discretion of the bankruptcy court and the decision would not be overturned on appeal.

© Steve Sowell 2017