Houser v. J.F.H

Filing 12

Recommendation that Bankruptcy Appeal be withdrawn from mandatory mediation. Signed by Judge Christopher J. Burke on 5/13/2024. (nmf)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE In re: ) ) BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA and ) DELAWARE BSA, LLC, ) ) Debtors. ) _____________________________________ ) THE HONORABLE BARBARA J. ) HOUSER (Ret.), in her capacity as Trustee ) of the BSA Settlement Trust, ) ) Appellant, ) ) v. ) ) J.F.H, ) ) Appellee. ) _____________________________________ ) Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case No. 20-10343-LSS Bankr. BAP No. 24-0016 Civil Action No. 24-382-RGA ORDER At Wilmington, Delaware, this 13th day of May 2024, WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 1 of the Procedures to Govern Mediation of Appeals from the United States Bankruptcy Court for this District (“Procedures”), dated July 19, 2023, the Court conducted an initial review of this matter, including having gathered information from the parties and their counsel, in order to determine the appropriateness of mediation for the case; WHEREAS the parties jointly agree that their disputes here cannot be resolved through mediation and the Court agrees; THEREFORE, pursuant to Section 1 of the Procedures, the Court determines that mediation is not appropriate in this matter and recommends that the assigned District Judge issue 1 an order withdrawing the matter from mediation and setting the following appellate briefing schedule (agreed to by the parties): Appellant’s Brief: Appellant’s Opening Brief on appeal shall be filed within thirty (30) days of the date of the Court’s order establishing a briefing schedule. Appellee’s Answering Brief: Appellee’s Answering Brief on appeal shall be filed withing thirty (30) days of receipt of opening brief. Appellant’s Reply Brief: Appellant’s Reply Brief on appeal shall be filed within fourteen (14) days of receipt of answering brief. ___________________________________ Christopher J. Burke UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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