Friday, March 11, 2011

Appeal Dismissed, In Part, For Exceeding Word Limit In Brief

As reported by the ABA Journal, in THIS opinion, the Seventh Circuit summarily affirmed the trial Court's judgment and wrote simply to address the fact that the appellant's initial brief exceeded the 14,000 word limit by 4,000 words. This was done notwithstanding the fact that the appellant included a certificate in the initial brief stating the brief was less than 14,000 words. While the trial court's judgment was summarily affirmed on the merits, the court noted it could have dismissed based on the word count violation (and based upon the certification).


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