Jensen-Carter v. Hedback et al
ORDER in case 0:12-cv-01144-JRT; denying (9) Motion for Attorney Fees; denying (9) Motion for Sanctions in case 0:12-cv-01423-JRT (Written Opinion). Signed by Judge John R. Tunheim on August 18, 2012. Associated Cases: 0:12-cv-01423-JRT, 0:12-cv-01144-JRT(DML)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
BKY Nos. 98-34858 and 98-33694
G. YVONNE STEPHENS
LARRY K. ALEXANDER,
G. YVONNE STEPHENS
Civil No. 12-1423 (JRT)
Civil No. 12-1424 (JRT)
JOHN A. HEDBACK, Trustee of the
Bankruptcy Estate of G. Yvonne Stephens;
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LARRY KENNETH ALEXANDER,
MARY JO A. JENSEN-CARTER,
Daniel L.M. Kennedy, KENNEDY LAW GROUP PLLC, 4103 East
Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406, for Georgina Yvonne Stephens and
Larry K. Alexander.
Michael J. Iannacone, III and Mary F. Ahrens, IANNACONE LAW
OFFICE, 8687 Eagle Point Boulevard, Lake Elmo, MN 55042, for Mary
Jo A. Jensen-Carter;
John A. Hedback, HEDBACK ARENDT KOHL & CARLSON, 2855
Anthony Lane South, Suite 201, Saint Anthony, MN 55418, pro se.
This matter is before the Court on Mary Jo A. Jensen-Carter and John A.
Hedback’s (collectively, “Trustees”) motion for attorneys’ fees and costs. The Trustees
bring their motions under Rule 38 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. Because
the case was appealed to this Court from the Bankruptcy Court, a motion for sanctions
cannot be properly brought under the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.1 See Hedges
v. Resolution Trust, 32 F.3d 1360, 1363-64 (9th Cir. 1994). The motions will be denied as
Based on the foregoing, and all the files, records, and proceedings herein, IT IS
HEREBY ORDERED that Appellees’ Motions Pursuant to Rule 38 of the Federal Rules
of Appellate Procedure [Civil No. 12-1423 Docket No. 9; Civil No. 12-1424, Docket No.
6] are DENIED.
DATED: August 16, 2012
at Minneapolis, Minnesota.
JOHN R. TUNHEIM
United States District Judge
Motions for sanctions in a bankruptcy appeal to a district court may be brought
under Bankruptcy Rule 9011. Hedges, 32 F.3d at 1364; see In re Sendecky, No. 0142790, 2002 WL 341037 at *3 (D. Minn. Feb. 28, 2002).