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Appeal

A request to a higher court to review a previously completed criminal or civil case. In general, only one of the parties involved in the original case may appeal it.
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The fugitive dismissal rule provides federal appellate courts with the authority to dismiss the appeal of a criminal defendant if the defendant becomes a fugitive while the appeal is pending.
The Supreme Court therefore attempted to guide the appellate courts with respect to this issue in Ortega-Rodriguez.
He contributes a monthly column on appellate developments for ALM's The Legal Intelligencer(R) and previously served as chair of the Appellate Courts Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
His focus on the critical role of the appellate courts provides an ideal complement to our ongoing news coverage and analysis of lower court decisions and our popular Supreme Court Monitor.
Neis noted that Schaerr and Coberly will supplement an already substantial group of appellate lawyers that includes, among others, Governor Thompson, who has argued 180 cases in appellate courts across the country, Chicago partners Stuart Altschuler and Raymond W.
As a result, the appellate court reduced the award to $9 million.
State appellate courts have decertified two "lights" cases in Massachusetts and Florida.
Since deciding State Farm, the Supreme Court has set aside punitive damage awards in at least eight other cases, ordering the appellate courts that issued those decisions to reconsider the appeals in light of State Farm.
Last month, appellate courts in Florida and Massachusetts issued rulings decertifying class actions in the Engle and Aspinall cases.
In these days of multimillion - and even multibillion - dollar verdicts, judicial fairness demands that companies be allowed to post a reasonable bond to stay enforcement of a trial court judgment and gain access to the appellate courts," said William S.
1 billion verdict in the Price class action lawsuit by Illinois appellate courts in light of Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron's decision today to affirm his earlier verdict in the case.
The highest court in most states; reviews state appellate court rulings.