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The conception of excusable neglect in Pioneer encompasses 'where appropriate, . . . late filings caused by inadvertence, mistake, or carelessness, as well as by intervening circumstances beyond the party's control.' Pioneer, 507 U.S. at 388. The court acknowledged an observation in Thompson that 'a mere concession of palpable oversight or administrative failure generally has been held to fall short of the necessary showing' for excusable neglect. Thompson, 76 F.3d at 534 (emphasis omitted) (quoting In re O.P.M. Leasing Serv., Inc., 769 F.2d 911, 917 (2d Cir. 1985)). '`Excusable neglect' is not easily demonstrated, nor was it intended to be.' Thompson v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Inc., 76 F.3d 530, 534 (4th Cir. 1996). Indeed, 'a district court should find excusable neglect only in the extraordinary cases where injustice would otherwise result.' Id. (internal quotation marks omitted). These limiting principles confine the circumstances under which a district court may properly find excusable neglect, particularly in instances of mere 'inadvertence, mistake, or carelessness.' Pioneer, 507 U.S. at 388. Neglect is precisely the sort of 'run-of-the-mill inattentiveness by counsel' that courts have consistently declined to excuse in the past. See, e.g., ...

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