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Case Consolidation Rule 42

Consolidation, Like Marriage, Preserves the Distinct Identities and Rights of Its Constituents

In its recent decision in Hall vs. Hall, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that after a final decision in one of several consolidated cases, the losing party has the immediate right to appeal that decision, even when...more

SCOTUS Holds that Cases Consolidated Under FRCP 42(a) Are Independent for Purposes of Finality and Appealability

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

On March 27, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Hall v. Hall, Case No. 16-1150, holding that cases consolidated under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 42(a) remain independent for purposes of determining...more

Together, But Independent – Finality Under Rule 42(a) Consolidation

by Carlton Fields on

The United States Supreme Court recently clarified that cases consolidated under Rule 42(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure retain their independent identities “at least to the extent that a final decision in one is...more

Supreme Court Okays Individual Appeals in Consolidated Cases

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Supreme Court recently held that when related cases have been consolidated under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 42(a), a final decision in one of the cases makes that individual case immediately appealable by the losing...more

Supreme Court Clarifies Appeal Timing for Consolidated Cases

by Genova Burns LLC on

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that when a final decision has been issued in one of several consolidated civil cases, the losing party can immediately appeal, even if other of the consolidated cases are ongoing. Hall v....more

United States Supreme Court Allows For Appeals From Final Decisions Regarding Individual Actions In Ongoing Consolidated...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Chief Justice John Roberts announced a unanimous decision of the United States Supreme Court that allows immediate appeals from final decisions issued in any action that has been consolidated with...more

SCOTUS Raises an Interesting Question for Appeals in Consolidated Cases in Wisconsin

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court today decided unanimously that, when cases are consolidated under Fed. R. Civ. P. 42(a), they nevertheless remain separate cases. In Hall v. Hall, No. 16-1150, two separate cases had been consolidated...more

Supreme Court Holds That Consolidated Cases Retain Their Independence for Purposes of Appeal

The Supreme Court has reversed a Third Circuit decision and held that individual federal cases consolidated for trial or other purposes retain their independent character for purposes of appealing a final judgment. As a...more

Supreme Court Decides Hall v. Hall

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On March 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided Hall v. Hall, No. 16-1150, holding that when one of several cases consolidated under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 42(a) is finally decided, that decision confers...more

The Supreme Court’s Current Cases On Jurisdictional Rules, Consolidation, And Plain Error

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

In a term chock-full of blockbuster cases, the three cases featured here won’t make many top 10 lists. But for appellate litigators, these cases are likely to figure much more prominently in their daily practice than cases...more

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