Latest Federal Rule Changes Seek to Streamline Notice of Appeal

April 14, 2021, 9:40 PM

Appellants won’t have to list every order they want to challenge on appeal—only the “judgment” or, in the case of an interlocutory appeal, the “appellate order,” under proposed changes to federal appellate rules.

The latest change to the federal judicary’s appellate rules is meant to avoid the inadvertent loss of appellate rights due to courts’ misreading of the requirements for filing a “notice of appeal.”

This isn’t a substantial change to appellate practice: some appellate practitioners aren’t even been aware of the issue, said Luke Hasskamp of Bona Law, who summarized the changes when initially proposed.

The amendments will, however,...

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