NEW YORK - Bankrupt grocer the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P) on April 17 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York objecting to a motion filed by one of its creditors that seeks an order from the Bankruptcy Court that would authorize direct payment of expense claims (In Re: The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, No. 10-24549, Chapter 11, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.).