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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 appellee in the fourth case, a defendant who had been convicted
See Brief for Appellees, supra note 132, at 15 (noting that Al-Bihani was subject to the command structure of the 55th Brigade, which included key Taliban and al-Qaeda officers; he retreated with the 55th brigade when the U.
See Brief for Non-Governmental Organizations as Amici Curiae in Support of Appellees, al-Maqaleh v.
The brief for the private company, Curtiss-Wright, also focused on the issue of delegated legislative power and did not explore the existence of independent or inherent presidential power (Brief for Appellees 1936, 3).
At the beginning of the hearing on the motion to dismiss, counsel for the appellees notified the court that Downing had voluntarily dismissed her complaint against another hospital and physician.
Although Tyson wanted the case heard in arbitration rather than in open court, the Supreme Court said "an arbitration agreement in contracts they executed with appellees, who are hog farmers, lacks mutuality of obligation and, thus, is unenforceable.
To promote ease of understandability, the brief should not refer to opposing parties as petitioners, defendants, plaintiffs, respondents, appellants, or appellees.
In Goldwater, the court explained that "[w]hether the President's action amounts to a complete disenfranchisement depends on whether appellees have left to them any legislative means to vote in the way they claim is their right.
The appellees claimed that the surplus should have been distributed only to those employees who made contributions.