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Mar 25, 2015 Alana H. Rotter
Lessons from appeals of nonappealable ‘judgments’, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 25, 2015)

California Code of Civil Procedure section 904.1 permits appeals from final judgments, but not from most interlocutory judgments. In the Daily Journal, Alana Rotter explains how to determine whether a judgment is final for appellate purposes and discusses a recent California Court of Appeal decision dismissing a fully-briefed appeal on the ground that the underlying “judgment” was not final—an issue not raised by either party, and identified by the appellate court for the first time just weeks before oral argument.