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Changes to Notices of Appeal

USA - August 2 2021 On December 1, 2021, several welcome amendments to Rule 3 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure will take effect (barring highly unlikely…

Supreme Court Rejects Bare-Metal Defense in Products Liability Cases Under Maritime Law

USA - March 21 2019 Although the Court's decision could have a significant impact on defendants whose bare-metal products were frequently used in maritime situations…

Alyson Walker Lotman, Andrew R. Sperl, Sharon L. Caffrey.

Supreme Court Rejects Bare-Metal Defense in Products Liability Cases Under Maritime Law

USA - March 21 2019 On March 19, 2019, the United States Supreme Court took a middle-ground approach in deciding when, under federal maritime law, a "bare-metal"…

Alyson Walker Lotman, Andrew R. Sperl, Sharon L. Caffrey.

Supreme Court to Review Limitations on Appellate Extensions

USA - April 1 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in a case that will provide much needed clarity about the ability of district courts to extend appeal…

A judge’s perspective on interlocutory appeals

USA - April 23 2015 It is one thing to know the high standards that govern requests for discretionary interlocutory appeals. It is quite another to hear two federal…