How long does a federal appeal take?
In most cases, a federal appeal will take over a year before the final judgement is entered. The federal court system is a complex system governed by the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In these rules are specific deadlines for everything from the initial filing of the appeal to how long the judges have to enter their decision. If you have ever been involved in litigation, you were most likely warned by the lawyers that litigation is long, emotional, and messy. When a federal appeal is warranted, the case may take even longer.→ Read More