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Sunday, April 05, 2015

Timeliness of filing a notice of appeal.

And why should anyone ever care if there is some slight timeliness oversight re a losing party at trial with a twelve million dollar judgment against the client?

Aren't court rules replete with exceptions and equities trumping deadlines? What of known absolute trap doors?

For the unwary - who's held responsible for meeting a timeliness requirement? Might it be a possible professional error or omission to fail to meet a deadline, but what damage might be caused - and remedied? What would be the correct handling of any question of how meritorious an appeal might have been preserved, if filed notice had been timely made, etc.?

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