The court rejected the plaintiffs' argument by noting that counsel's mistake or ignorance of the rules is not excusable neglect.
The plaintiff in an employment-law case did not preserve his Title VII claim on appeal because that claim was not referenced in his notice of appeal, the Eighth Circuit ruled.
The Second Circuit held that refusal to allow surrebuttal evidence to respond to evidence presented on rebuttal denied the defendant the right to put on a meaningful defense.
By Victoria Dorfman
Where a judgment entails an award of damages, it does not always have to contain the actual sum to be final.
By Jennifer L. Swize
Young Lawyer's Corner: A primer on the many nuances of mixed appeals.
By Bradford S. Babbitt
Sometimes landmark decisions grow from prosaic beginnings.
Veteran appellate attorney Mark Fulks highlights some common mistakes during the appeal process, in hopes that you will avoid those issues in your practice. (13:21 min)
Judge Angel Cortinas gives advice on how to get the court to hear your en banc motion and then review your case. (5:54 min)
Appellate specialist Sonia O'Donnell explains the difference between an order and an injunction under section 1292(a-1). (08:51 min)
The Importance of Amicus Briefs, with Former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court Clifford W. Taylor
A lively discussion about the importance of amicus briefs and how to use them to protect your clients' interests. (29:50)
The Supreme Court's First Decision on the Class Action Fairness Act: Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles
Learn what the decision means for plaintiffs and defendants litigating class actions. (1:01:03)
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