In Tennille v. Western Union Co., 774 F.3d 1249 (10th Cir. 2014) (No. 13-1378), the parties settled a class action.  Two objectors appealed the order approving the settlement, and the district court directed them to post a bond in excess of $1 million as a condition of pursuing the appeal.  The district court determined this amount would provide security for the costs of notifying the class of the appeal and the delay in settlement administration.  On review, the Tenth Circuit held that an appeal bond entered pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 7 may only cover appellate costs provided for by rule or statute.  The cost of notifying class members of the objectors’ appeal, and the cost of maintaining the settlement pending appeal, were not recoverable.  While these costs may be addressed in a supersedeas bond entered to stay execution of a judgment, which was not at issue here, a bond entered under Appellate Rule 7 may not address such issues.  The court affirmed the district court’s decision to impose a bond for the costs of printing, copying, and preparing the appellate record.  It reduced that bond from $25,000 to $5,000, based on the expected costs of such tasks.