Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Final Adjudication

On May 13, 2014 the Mississippi Court of Appeals decided Newsome v. Newsome located here.  The Court ended up dismissing the appeal because there was not a final adjudication of all issues.  The chancellor at the trial court had left the record open to set attorney's fees on a contempt issue so it was not a final judgment.  If you read the opinion, the case reminds me of situations where the Court orders a report back on a case.  With that in mind, it appears from this case that a matter with a report back date is not a final judgment for appeal purposes.

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