Despite “Predicament” That Plaintiffs May Get No Appeal on the Merits, Eleventh Circuit Holds That There Is No Jurisdiction to Review a Partial Dismissal Where the Rest of the Claims Were Transferred to Another Circuit

In Jenkins v. Prime Ins. Co., No. 21-11104 (11th Cir. May 4, 2022), the Eleventh Circuit holds that where a district court dismisses part of case on the merits and transfers the rest out of circuit under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a), the partial dismissal is not a final decision subject to appeal under 28 U.S.C.Continue reading “Despite “Predicament” That Plaintiffs May Get No Appeal on the Merits, Eleventh Circuit Holds That There Is No Jurisdiction to Review a Partial Dismissal Where the Rest of the Claims Were Transferred to Another Circuit”

Interlocutory Appeal Under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b) Should Not Be Granted Where It Will “Not Accelerate [the] End” of Litigation, Holds Sixth Circuit

In In re Nicholas Paul Somberg, No. 22-0101 (6th Cir. Apr. 21, 2022), the Sixth Circuit in a published but unsigned order denied a certified appeal of denial of summary judgment under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b). Despite that the district court certified the appeal and defendant did not oppose it, the panel holds that theContinue reading “Interlocutory Appeal Under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b) Should Not Be Granted Where It Will “Not Accelerate [the] End” of Litigation, Holds Sixth Circuit”

Ninth Circuit Holds That Court of Appeals Could Not Extend Appellate Jurisdiction Under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b) to Address Question of Law Not Presented in the “Four Corners of the Certified Order”

In ICTSI Oregon, Inc. v. Int’l Longshore and Warehouse Union, No. 20-35818 (9th Cir. Jan. 18, 2022), the Ninth Circuit declines to accept certification of an interlocutory appeal under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b). It holds that one question in the certified order is really just a question of fact, while the other question – whileContinue reading “Ninth Circuit Holds That Court of Appeals Could Not Extend Appellate Jurisdiction Under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b) to Address Question of Law Not Presented in the “Four Corners of the Certified Order””

Fifth Circuit Panel Splits Over Application of the Party Presentation Principle in § 1292(b) Interlocutory Appeal

In Gonzalez v. CoreCivic, Inc., No. 19-50691 (5th Cir. Jan. 20, 2021), the panel—reviewing an interlocutory denial of a motion to dismiss—divides over whether to reach an issue not briefed by the parties to resolve the appeal. The district court certified the order denying a Fed. R. Civ. P 12(b)(6) dismissal, specifying the following issue:Continue reading “Fifth Circuit Panel Splits Over Application of the Party Presentation Principle in § 1292(b) Interlocutory Appeal”