The Court held that a decision by a bankruptcy court rejecting a proposed Article 13 plan under the Bankruptcy Code is not a final order for appellate purposes.
Kingsley v. Henrickson involves the question of whether the requirements of a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 excessive-force claim are satisfied by a showing that the state actor deliberately used objectively unreasonable force against a pretrial detainee.
The case held that the time deadlines in the Federal Tort Claims Act can be equitably tolled.
By Sylvia H. Walbolt and Nick A. Brown
No appeal is worth endangering your professional reputation.
By Ashley Burkett
Editing can be the difference between a brief that gets read and one that gets skimmed.
By John C. Heinbockel, Alvaro Peralta, and Jarrad Wood
Teva, Winter, and the International Chamber of Commerce 2012 Rules have brought many changes.
Dallas litigator Kelli Bills reviews some of the latest rulings from around the country regarding Rule 50 motions. (11:07 min.)
Advanced preparation is critical to the success of oral argument. Kannon Shanmugam and Ted Hirt discuss ideas for what to do in the final stages of the preparation process. (9:33 min.)
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.)
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)
The Appellate Practice Committee is sponsoring two programs at the upcoming Section Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Read more.
In March, we will have an open call in which all members, not just the committee and subcommittee chairs, can call in and participate. Read more.