Darren Reagan v. NPOT Partners I, L.P.


UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [11-11070 Affirmed ] Judge: JES , Judge: PRO , Judge: SAH Mandate pull date is 11/26/2012 [11-11070]

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Case: 11-11070 Document: 00512040058 Page: 1 Date Filed: 11/01/2012 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS United States Court of Appeals FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT Fifth Circuit FILED No. 11-11070 Summary Calendar November 1, 2012 Lyle W. Cayce Clerk In the Matter of: NPOT PARTNERS I, LP, Debtor. DARREN L. REAGAN, Appellant, versus NPOT PARTNERS, LP, Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas No. 4:11-CV-476 Before SMITH, OWEN, and HIGGINSON, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:* * Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4. Case: 11-11070 Document: 00512040058 Page: 2 Date Filed: 11/01/2012 No. 11-11070 Darren Reagan, pro se, appeals the district court’s dismissal, with prejudice, of his appeal of the judgment of the bankruptcy court dismissing his adversary proceeding against debtor NPOT Partners I, LP (“NPOT”). The district court dismissed because Reagan had failed to file an appellate brief in that court after having been granted several extensions of time and after being warned that no further extensions would be granted. In its appellee’s brief in Reagan’s appeal to this court, NPOT properly points out that the district court was unable to consider Reagan’s appeal to it, because he filed no brief. Likewise, NPOT correctly suggests that we therefore cannot consider the first of Reagan’s two issues in this appeal, which he describes as “Whether NPOT Partners illegally seized Reagan’s home after he filed a complaint against it and it filed for bankruptcy protection?” Reagan’s second and last issue on appeal is “Whether the district court erred in dismissing Reagan’s appeal of the bankruptcy court’s dismissal of the adversary proceeding against NPOT Partners?” The district court did not err and surely did not abuse its discretion in dismissing the appeal to it from the bankruptcy court in light of the numerous extensions and warnings given to Reagan by the district court. The judgment of the district court, dismissing the appeal of the judgment of the bankruptcy court, is AFFIRMED. 2

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