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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.




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)

See: litigant, party

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

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The Nationwide case does not operate to shift to appellee the burden to disprove appellant's affirmative claims.
2013) (refusing to entertain forfeiture argument where appellee failed to assert forfeiture in its answer brief and raised it for the first time in a Rule 28(j) letter following oral argument).
See Brief of Appellant Pierce, supra note 1, at 89-94; Supplement to Brief of Appellant Pierce, supra note 1, at 123-26; Brief of Appellant Van Winkle, supra note 1, at 154-57; Brief of Appellee Society of Sisters, supra note 1, at 248-54, 290-92, 304-07, 318-21, 330-36, 347-58.
35) The plain language of Rule 38 makes no mention of a scienter requirement: "If a court of appeals determines that an appeal is frivolous, it may, after a separately filed motion or notice from the court and reasonable opportunity to respond, award just damages and single or double costs to the appellee.
Appellant Samuel Biers appeals the district courts entry of judgment as a matter of law in favor of Appellee Tracey Cline during a jury trial on Bierss First Amendment retaliation claim.
As a result of this doctrine, the appellee on appeal may argue a basis for affirmance even if not presented and argued in the trial court.
Appellee Dimitrios Skaftouros, a Greek native, was wanted in Greece on charges including direct complicity in the murder of a minor and was certified as extraditable despite his arguments he made regarding Greece's compliance with its own criminal procedure.
Instead, an appellee may obtain review of an issue resolved in any judgment or order entered in the same action which may adversely affect the appellee by filing what is called a "notice of review" with the Supreme Court Clerk's Office within twenty days after service of the notice of appeal.