IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
April 11, 2013
DENNIS ANDREW BALL, APPELLANT,
BOB G. KEARNEY, BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEE, APPELLEE.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Michael J. Reagan United States District Judge
ORDER SETTING BRIEFING SCHEDULE
REAGAN, District Judge:
United States District Courts enjoy subject matter jurisdiction to hear appeals from the final judgments, orders and decrees of United States Bankruptcy Judges under 28 U.S.C. 158(a). On April 10, 2013, Dennis Andrew Ball filed a notice in this District Court, appealing a March 4, 2013 Order issued by the Honorable Laura K. Grandy, Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois.*fn1
Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 8009 sets forth a schedule for the filing of briefs in bankruptcy appeals and acknowledges that the District Court may specify a different time limit or schedule. The undersigned District Judge hereby DIRECTS as follows:
Appellant's Brief (no longer than 25 pages) shall be filed by May 9, 2013; Appellee's Brief (no longer than 25 pages) shall be filed by June 6, 2013; Appellant may file a reply brief (no longer than 5 pages) by June 20, 2013.
The briefs should comply with Bankruptcy Rule 8010(a) as to their form and content.
IT IS SO ORDERED.