Deadline Not Met By CM/ECF Filer
A CM/ECF filer in the Northern District of New York logged on at 10:49 am to make a bankruptcy filing to stop a foreclosure sale set for 11:00 am. However, the petition was not filed (confirmed by a NEF) until 12:05 p.m. By that time, the foreclosure sale was over, and the lender was the successful bidder. The judge in the case declined to consider "logging on" as the effective time of filing. "Logging on is not enough," the judge said. "Otherwise, debtors' counsel could simply log on to the system and then go about the process of filling out the petition at his leisure. The Court does not want to encourage this practice."
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