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Appeal time runs from stipulation of dismissal filing—not subsequent order

Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) provides that an action may be dismissed, without a court order, by filing “a stipulation of dismissal signed by all parties who have appeared.” Almost invariably, however, district courts respond to the filing of a stipulation of dismissal with their own order of dismissal, as if to make the dismissal official.  In Love v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2017 WL...

Eleventh Circuit Begins Posting Oral Arguments to Public Website

After years of quiet reluctance, the Eleventh Circuit has finally begun posting oral-argument recordings on its website. The court thus joins the U.S. Supreme Court and the majority of U.S. Courts of Appeals that already make recordings of oral arguments publicly available online. The court’s change in policy toward oral-argument recordings is reflected in amendments to the Eleventh...

New Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Take Effect

Practitioners take note: Significant amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure took effect on December 1, 2016. The Eleventh Circuit’s website has a helpful summary of the major changes here, and a complete set of the amended rules, along with the latest Eleventh Circuit Rules and Internal Operating Procedures, is available here. The biggest changes are across-the-board...