Taking A Toll: The Effect of Post-Judgment Motions on Appeal Deadlines

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In U.S. ex rel. Hoggett v. University of Phoenix, the Ninth Circuit demonstrated that merely saying that a motion seeks to “alter or amend the judgment” under Rule 59(e), without actually seeking such relief, might not be sufficient to extend the 30-day, jurisdictional appeal deadline under Rule 4(a). In Hoggett, a group of relators alleged that a university, during […]
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