Is There a Law Prohibiting the Filing of Untimely Appeals?

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I was awarded a civil judgment against my former attorney in the amount of $4000. He filed an untimely appeal two days past the thirty day period allotted to him in the original civil judgment. He had no compelling or necessitous reason for filing the late appeal. I am requesting a dismissal at the appeal hearing based on the above referenced information. Is there a law which prohibits the filing of untimely appeals with regard to civil judgments? I live in Pennsylvania.

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You should check with the Clerk of Court for your jurisdiction, as every court has what are known as “local rules” which may control in this case. You can find the Clerk of Court listed in your local phone book, or with directory assistance.


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Is There a Law Prohibiting the Filing of Untimely Appeals?
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Is There a Law Prohibiting the Filing of Untimely Appeals?
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I was awarded a judgement, and the attorney for the other side filed their appeal past the deadline. Can they do that? What should I do?

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