Seventh Circuit Holds That Denial of Motion to Quash Administrative Warrant Is Not a Final Order for Immediate Appeal Under 28 U.S.C. § 1291

In Anthony Marano Co. v. Walsh, No. 21-2661 (7th Cir. Oct. 18, 2022), presenting an issue of first impression for the circuit, the Seventh Circuit holds that there is no appellate jurisdiction to review the legal sufficiency of an administrative warrant prior to its execution under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. “Anthony Marano Company (‘AMC’ orContinue reading “Seventh Circuit Holds That Denial of Motion to Quash Administrative Warrant Is Not a Final Order for Immediate Appeal Under 28 U.S.C. § 1291”

District Court Order Denying Dismissal of an Action Based on the “Church Autonomy Doctrine” Not Subject to Appellate Review Under Collateral Order Doctrine, Holds Second Circuit

In Belya v. Kapral, No.21-1498 (2d Cir. Sept. 16, 2022), the Second Circuit holds that it has no appellate jurisdiction over interlocutory orders allowing a defamation action to go forward despite the invocation of the “church autonomy doctrine.” Plaintiff “Belya sued defendants-appellants — individuals and entities affiliated with the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (‘ROCOR’Continue reading “District Court Order Denying Dismissal of an Action Based on the “Church Autonomy Doctrine” Not Subject to Appellate Review Under Collateral Order Doctrine, Holds Second Circuit”

Unquantified Nominal Damage Award Rendered Judgment Non-Final, Holds Eighth Circuit

In Perficient, Inc. v. Munley, No. 21-2121 (8th Cir. Aug. 9, 2022), the Eighth Circuit was compelled to dismiss an appeal of a summary judgment decision for the plaintiff because the judge left the nominal damage award unfinished. “Perficient moved for summary judgment against its former employee Munley and Munley’s new employer Spaulding Ridge inContinue reading “Unquantified Nominal Damage Award Rendered Judgment Non-Final, Holds Eighth Circuit”

Sixth Circuit Holds That 18 U.S.C. § 3731 Gives It Appellate Jurisdiction Over Order Denying Motion to Admit Government’s Evidence in Terrorism Prosecution

In United States v. Musaibli, No. 22-1013 (6th Cir. Aug. 2, 2022), holds that 18 U.S.C. § 3731, which gives the court of appeals jurisdiction to hear the U.S. Government’s appeal of any “decision or order of a district court suppressing or excluding evidence” also applies to a lower-court order denying the government’s motion toContinue reading “Sixth Circuit Holds That 18 U.S.C. § 3731 Gives It Appellate Jurisdiction Over Order Denying Motion to Admit Government’s Evidence in Terrorism Prosecution”

Oral Bench Ruling Was Final Decision That Triggered Running of Time to Appeal, Holds Fifth Circuit

In Ueckert v. Guerra, No. 22-40263 (5th Cir. June 27, 2022), the Fifth Circuit dismissed as untimely an appeal filed 412 days after a verbal bench order was entered on the docket. “There is at least one exception to the maxim ‘no news is good news.’ When a lawyer has an outstanding motion but hasn’tContinue reading “Oral Bench Ruling Was Final Decision That Triggered Running of Time to Appeal, Holds Fifth Circuit”

On Remand from U.S. Supreme Court, First Circuit Upholds Original Decision to Remand Massive Fossil-Fuel Case to Rhode Island State Court

The First Circuit returns to State of Rhode Island v. Shell Oil Prods. Co., LLC, No. 19-1818 (1st Cir. May 24, 2020) – previously discussed on this blog on November 20, 2020 (No Appellate Jurisdiction Over Remand Order Under 28 U.S.C. § 1447(d) Except on Federal-Officer Ground, Holds First Circuit) – and addresses the unansweredContinue reading “On Remand from U.S. Supreme Court, First Circuit Upholds Original Decision to Remand Massive Fossil-Fuel Case to Rhode Island State Court”

Third Party Could Not Intervene in Settled Individual Civil Rights Case to Turn It into a Rule 23 Class Action, Seventh Circuit Holds

In Ali v. City of Chicago, No. 21-1536 (7th Cir. May 17, 2022), the Seventh Circuit holds that a district court did not abuse its discretion by refusing to grant Fed. R. Civ. P. 24 intervention into an existing but settled individual § 1983 claim with the intention of converting it into a Fed. R. Civ.Continue reading “Third Party Could Not Intervene in Settled Individual Civil Rights Case to Turn It into a Rule 23 Class Action, Seventh Circuit Holds”

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”

Fifth Circuit Judges Clash in Gun “Free Speech” Case About Whether Mandamus Was Appropriate Relief to Vacate Joint Severance and Transfer Order

In Defense Distributed v. Bruck, No. 21-50327 (5th Cir. Apr. 1, 2022), a 2-1 panel of the Fifth Circuit issues a writ of mandamus directing a federal judge in the Western District of Texas to vacate an order severing and transferring part of a case to the District of New Jersey, and to request thatContinue reading “Fifth Circuit Judges Clash in Gun “Free Speech” Case About Whether Mandamus Was Appropriate Relief to Vacate Joint Severance and Transfer Order”

Referral of Lawyer to Disciplinary Committee Is Not an Appealable Final Judgment, Holds D.C. Circuit

In Wisconsin Voters Alliance v. Harris, No. 21-5056 (D.C. Cir. Mar. 22, 2022), the D.C. Circuit holds that a district court judge’s decision to refer a lawyer to a bar disciplinary committee for misconduct was not a final judgment subject to appeal under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. “To call the underlying action in this caseContinue reading “Referral of Lawyer to Disciplinary Committee Is Not an Appealable Final Judgment, Holds D.C. Circuit”