Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

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June 2014: Appellate Practice Update

Comparison of Circuits’ Local Rules. While the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (“FRAP”) set high-level ground rules for appellate practice in the federal courts of appeals, practice in those courts is in fact far from...more

Time and Tide Wait for No Appellant: A Recent Ninth Circuit Decision Reflects the Importance of Determining When a Post-Judgment...

A recent Ninth Circuit decision makes clear that federal appellate procedure adheres to an old maxim: time and tide wait for no man. In other words, if you intend to appeal a decision in federal court, do not wait around. In...more

Appealing Propositions: Appellate Issues In The Law - Distinguishing Between Error and Reversible Error; Recognizing and Avoiding...

Right after the judge or the jury renders a “bad verdict” we all have undoubtedly heard, at least, one our clients say they want to appeal the case “all the way to the United States Court, if that’s what it takes to get...more

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