A cross-appeal is an appeal brought by the appellee against the appellant after the appellant has already filed an appeal from the same final judgment. Once this happens, the appellee will also be the cross-appellant, while the appellant will also become the cross-appellee.
The paperwork and process regarding cross-appeals is generally the same as for appeals. However, there are important differences regarding deadlines and the way parties can file appeal briefs in cross-appeals. For instance, the court treats the appeal and cross-appeal as two separate cases, giving each its own case number, and requiring separate filing fees.
| Rev. 02 January 2007
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