Better Late Than Never? Not So For Class Cert. Appeals

By Emily Field (February 26, 2019, 10:44 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court put tardy attorneys on notice Tuesday when it ruled that an appellate court may not overlook a missed deadline to appeal a class certification order.

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court were unanimous in an opinion Tuesday that enforced a strict deadline. (AP) The unanimous opinion, authored by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, makes clear that attorneys must adhere to a strict 14-day deadline for petitioning an appeals court to review an order on class certification. Reversing a Ninth Circuit ruling, the high court said there was no basis for the appellate court to take up a late petition over an order...

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