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Excusable Neglect

Appellate Court Holds That Mandatory Relief is Unavailable Because of Recording Error - Trial Court Ruled on Partial Record After...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In The Urban Wildlands Group, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles et al., No. B271350 (Cal. Ct. App. 2nd District, April 13, 2017), The Urban Wildlands Group Inc. (Urban Wildlands) filed a petition for writ of mandate and a complaint...more

USPTO Director Grants Extension for Missed IPR Appeal to Federal Circuit

by Knobbe Martens on

The USPTO Director granted a request to extend a missed deadline for an appeal of an IPR decision to the Federal Circuit due to the patent owner’s excusable neglect in Mitsubishi Cable Industr., Ltd. v. Goto Denshi Co., Ltd.,...more

Supreme Court Affirms Dismissal of Case That Resulted From Counsel’s Failure to Ensure Accurate Contact Information in Electronic...

In the first Rhode Island Supreme Court decision to address the Rhode Island Judiciary’s new electronic filing system, the Court cautioned counsel to confirm the accuracy of their service contact information to ensure receipt...more

California Court Reluctantly Vacates Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Action

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Younessi v. Woolf (Cal. Ct. App. Feb. 16, 2016) - Brief Summary - The California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, reluctantly affirmed an order vacating the dismissal of an attorney malpractice action where...more

Don’t be Delinquent — Employer Loses Contribution Case by Default

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed the importance of paying close attention to procedural rules. In Central Illinois Carpenters Health & Welfare Trust Fund v. Con-Tech Carpentry, LLC, No....more

Second District Court of Appeal finds Failure to Request a CEQA Hearing within 90 Days is Excusable Neglect

by Stoel Rives LLP on

The Second District Court of Appeal has issued a decision in Comunidad en Accion v. Los Angeles City Council (case no. B240554 (Sept. 20, 2013), finding that the petitioner’s failure to timely request a hearing under the...more

Missing CEQA Statute of Limitations Is Not Excusable Neglect, Third District Holds

by Miller Starr Regalia on

In its terse, no-nonsense opinion in Alliance For the Protection of the Auburn Community v. County of Placer, et al. (2013) 215 Cal.App.4th 25, ordered published onApril 2, 2013, the Third District Court of Appeal affirmed a...more

In re Canopy Financial, Inc.: A Primer From the Seventh Circuit on Excusable Neglect

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

What is “excusable neglect” under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b)(1)? The answer is that it depends, but generally it’s not much. That’s the first lesson from the Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in In re Canopy Financial, Inc., No....more

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