Judicial Panel Floats Rules To Save 'Appellate Rights'

Law360 (August 19, 2019, 9:50 PM EDT) -- A judicial advisory committee proposed new rule changes Monday to make sure that litigants don't accidentally hobble their chances on appeal based on the phrasing in their procedural filings, taking up concerns raised by two Hogan Lovells partners in late 2017.

The U.S. judiciary's advisory committee on appellate rules released the proposed amendments on Monday, soliciting comments from the public until February.

The amendments would affect the rules for notices of appeal, filings that formally begin the appellate process. The proposed changes are meant to prevent litigants from inadvertently limiting their appeals to only one order, when perhaps they also meant...

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