(6th Cir. June 6, 2016)
The Sixth Circuit affirms the B.A.P. and dismisses the appeal for lack of jurisdiction. Following the principal creditor’s objection, the bankruptcy court denied the trustee and debtors’ motion to approve a settlement of a legal malpractice claim held by the estate. The debtors appealed. The court finds that the appealed order was not a final order that could be appealed because the debtors were free to propose a new settlement for approval. Opinion below.
Attorneys for Debtors: Evans Petree, David J. Cocke, Glankler Brown, Michael P. Coury
Attorneys for Appellees: Cantey Hanger, Bruce W. Akerly