Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

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Definition

Appellate jurisdiction refers to the power of a court to hear appeals from lower courts.

Overview

Appellate jurisdiction includes the power to reverse or modify the the lower court's decision. Appellate jurisdiction exists for both...

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Overview

When a party loses in a court of law, it is often allowed to appeal the decision to a higher court. In some instances, parties are entitled to an appeal, as a matter of right. However, sometimes a party is not able to appeal as a matter of...

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Eisenstein's Underlying Complaint

Irwin Eisenstein was an employee of the City of New York ("the City"), and during his employment he lived in both New Jersey and the City. See U.S. ex rel. Eisenstein v. City of New York, 2006 WL 846376, at *1 (S.D.N.Y...