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A party who has won a judgment in a lawsuit or favorable findings in an administrative proceeding, which judgment or findings the losing party, the appellant, seeks to have a higher court reverse or set aside.

The designation as appellee is not related to a person's status as plaintiff or defendant in the lower court.

Another name for appellee is respondent.



West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


n. in some jurisdictions the name used for the party who has won at the trial court level, but the loser (appellant) has appealed the decision to a higher court. Thus the appellee has to file a response to the legal brief filed by the appellant. In many jurisdictions the appellee is called the "respondent". (See: appeal, respondent)

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APPELLEE, practice. The party in a cause against whom an appeal has been taken.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In one, the judge concurred with the majority's holding that the appellants sufficiently challenged the damages evidence with regard to the appellee's survival action such that the jury's award should not be disturbed on appeal, However, the same judge vehemently disagreed with the majority's holding to the extent that it did not award a new trial on the issue of damages for the appellee's wrongful death suit.
Once it appears that the trial court clearly must be affirmed, listening to oral argument for the appellee wastes time and energy.
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"The appellee did not challenge other elements of Ms.Balogh's income-capitalization analysis, including the rents for the remaining tenants, the vacancy and operating expenses, and the capitalization rate, all of which she amply supported with credible evidence.
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In fact, in May 2018, the Minnesota Supreme Court took that very stance, deeming waived an argument that was referenced in briefing and at oral argument, but for which the appellee failed to "provide any analysis or cite to legal authority to support th[e] claim." See Christie v.