“Happy New Year! As our annual circle restarts, your billable hours or collections figures have reset to zero, and we begin anew. Like people, litigation and appeals have lifecycles too. They are born with complaints—or notices of appeal—and die with final judgments—or remittiturs or mandates (in federal courts). Unlike the earth’s orbit, however—and more like living creatures—litigation and appeals are linear and come to a definitive end. An end from which they may not be revived. Ordinarily.”
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