Yagman v. Kittay (In re Yagman)

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United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; Case No. 16-57 (2nd Circuit, Dec 01,2016) Not Published
RULING BY SUMMARY ORDER (DOES NOT HAVE PRECEDENTIAL EFFECT). United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the district court properly dismissed a Chapter 7 debtors' appeal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The Chapter 7 debtor did not have standing to appeal from a bankruptcy court ruling (approving a settlement related to the objection to certain creditors' claims), as an appellant must be an "aggrieved person," namely, a person ‘directly and adversely affected pecuniarily’ by the challenged order of the bankruptcy court.
Procedural context:
Appeal by pro se Chapter 7 debtor from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York's order dismissing, for lack of standing, his appeal from a bankruptcy court order that overruled his objections and directed the trustee to distribute the bankruptcy estate.
The summary order did not set forth the factual background.
DENNIS JACOBS, ROSEMARY S. POOLER, Circuit Judges, and GEOFFREY W. CRAWFORD, District Judge (sitting by designation)

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