Procedural Rules Can Cost You A Case

appellate-rulesProcedural requirements may seem tedious, but they can cost you a case.

Abercrombie & Fitch tried to appeal a $115,264 fine to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and sent its notice of appeal by first-class mail. The rules of appellate procedure, however, require the notice to be sent by certified mail or hand-delivered. As a result, the Minnesota Court of Appeals tossed the appeal, and Abercrombie paid the fine.

If you are going to litigate, make sure you read the rules.

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