FINAL-JUDGMENT RULE

FINAL-JUDGMENT RULE

final-judgment rule. The principle that a party may appeal only from a district court’s final decision that ends the litigation on the merits. ? Under this rule, a party must raise all claims of error in a single appeal. 28 USCA ¡ì 1291. ¡ª Also termed final-decision rule; finality rule. Cf. FINALITY DOCTRINE ; INTERLOCUTORY APPEALS ACT. [Cases: Appeal and Error 66; Federal Courts 571. C.J.S. Appeal and Error ¡ì 81.]
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