Blog Post For : United State Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court Clarifies Right to Appeal Single Final Judgment amidst Cases Consolidated under FRAP 42(a).
It is not uncommon that related matters be consolidated pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 42(a), such that discovery is held together and they are tried together. Nevertheless, final judgment may be entered in one of the consolidated matters before it is entered in the remaining matters. In Hall v. Hall, the Supreme Court held that the final judgment entered in the earlier of the consolidated cases is immediately appealable, even if the other consolidated cases remain pending. In making this holding, the Court rejected the suggestion that the final judgment in one of the consolidated cases be treated as an…Read more
United States Supreme Court: Are you ready for e-filing?
Today, the United States Supreme Court formally announced that e-filing will begin in the Court on November 13, 2017. You may access the Court’s press release HERE, or for a complete review of the e-filing system access the Court’s guide to e-filing HERE. According to the press release, e-filing will be required for most filings. Pro se and sealed filings will be exempted. Initially, both paper and electronic filing will be required by all attorney-represented parties, and the paper copies will remain the official filing at the court. Electronic filing will be required contemporaneously with the paper filing. Thus, the…Read more
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