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Timing and finality requirements for appealing federal court receivership orders

The normal rule in federal court litigation generally is that the parties have to wait until the case is complete — final judgment — before having a right to appeal. Under this “final judgment rule,” interlocutory orders — orders that do not end the case — are generally not immediately appealable. Rather, parties have to wait for final judgment. The meaning of a final judgement is less than clear. In general, appeal may be taken only from a final judgment or order disposing of all claims against all parties, and leaving nothing for the district court to do but execute the judgment. 28 U.S.C. § 1291. A judgment that concludes the case for only some parties or claims is not a final judgment for purposes of appeal. Read more…