Our colleague Stuart Gerson of Epstein Becker Green has a new post on SCOTUS Today that will be of interest to our readers: “A Unanimous Court Rules That District Courts Can’t Modify Appellate Cost Awards.”
The following is an excerpt:
The case of City of San Antonio v. Hotels.com L.P. has ended with a long opinion, reaching a simple and direct conclusion. A unanimous Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Justice Alito, has held that Fed. R. App. P. 39 does not permit a district court to modify or eliminate an allocation of costs awarded by a court of appeals to a successful appellant. The judgment of a court of appeals, says SCOTUS, would mean little if it could be reviewed and changed by a lower court.
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